The Research Design Service exists to provide help for people preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. The RDS essentially consists of a team of people based in universities and the NHS across the South West, able to advise and provide practical support when you are developing your grant application. As the RDS is funded by the NIHR for this purpose, such help is provided free of charge.
There are many sources of funding opportunities for applied health research including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Research Councils and major charities. For further information regarding current funding opportunities, simply click on the link: http://www.rds-sw.nihr.ac.uk/funding.htm