The aim of this award is to facilitate, reward and encourage
applications for NIHR grant awards and is open to all staff in
the Trust. A range of NIHR grants are available, for more
information see 'Related Links'.
A successful NIHR grant award supported by this programme must
be attributed to, and administered by, County Durham and Darlington
NHS Foundation Trust.
The award will be fixed payment, roughly equivalent to one
clinical session per week per year. The funding will be for 1
year and the duration of this funding cannot be extended.
The process is non-competitive and assessment does not aim to
judge whether an application will succeed, only that it is
credible. It is accepted that applications will generally be
submitted at an early stage.
Following initial discussions, the applicant will be asked to
submit a brief outline of the project proposal with a covering
letter outlining the plans for NIHR application, the funding stream
envisaged, the deadlines they would be aiming for, and the intended
use of the funds.
The outline proposal will be examined by the Research Design
Service (RDS) and R&D Manager to check that it is within scope
and eligibility. If it is not there may be a process of
discussion to determine if changes to the proposal can facilitate
Successful applicants should maintain a high level of
communication with the R&D Manager from the beginning of, and
throughout the project.
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