Northumbria Research Support

NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme – Researcher-led workstream

NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme – Researcher-led workstream The HS&DR Programme funds research to produce rigorous and relevant evidence on the quality, access and organisation of health services. This includes evaluations of how the NHS might improve the delivery of services. Deadline for proposals: 13:00 11 January 2018 Find out more: 17/99…

Sam King

The Health Foundation – Understanding public attitudes to social care funding reform in England

The Health Foundation is seeking a provider to conduct research with the public in England on attitudes to social care funding and options to reform the funding system.

The research should generate understanding in the following areas: existing attitudes and awareness of social care for older adults, beliefs and attitudes towards responsibility for funding, attitudes and reactions to alternative models identified in other commissioned research.  The Health Foundation thinks that deliberative events are likely to be the most appropriate methodology.

It is anticipated that bids will be up to a maximum of £150,000 including VAT.

Deadline for proposals: 12:00 13 October 2017

Find out more here


Sam King

Writing retreat for Northumbria researchers, Monday 23 October 2017

Lots of people have told us how difficult it is to find space and time to write away from their offices. We’ve decided to run a writing retreat day where you can come along and write free from distraction.

There will be a quiet room to work in (with no talking and phones on silent please!) and a space outside where there will be free refreshments and lunch as well as an opportunity to meet and talk to colleagues from across the university. The retreat will run all day on Monday 23 October from 9.30-4.00pm but feel free to come along at the times that suit you best. We don’t care what you’re writing. It can be an article or a grant application or something else related to your research.

Please note that laptops/PCs will not be available on the day so make sure that you bring a laptop or tablet along with you.

For catering purposes and to make sure we have enough seating, please book your place:

If you haven’t been to the Northern Design Centre before, it isn’t that hard to find nor is it that far away. The address is Abbott’s Hill, Gateshead NE8 3DF. It is a couple of minutes walk from the Baltic. 

We hope to see you there – please forward this on to any other colleagues that may be interested in coming along, regardless of department, faculty or job title.


Bookings now open for Staff and PGR training programmes

Exciting news! Bookings are now open for our Staff and Postgraduate Research Student training programmes. Academic Development and Researcher Training programme (Staff)  The programme is mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework and supports academic staff in four key areas: Knowledge and intellectual abilities Personal effectiveness Research governance and organisation Engagement, influence and impact Sessions…

Horizon 2020: Research Infrastructures Information Day in Newcastle – 22nd November 2017

The Science and Technology Facilities Council and UKRO are organising an information day for H2020 Research Infrastructures in Newcastle on 22nd November 2017. Book here: H2020 Research Infrastructure Information Day – Newcastle upon Tyne The day will cover: An overview of the 2018-2020 Research Infrastructures Work Programme RTD and e-infrastructure calls (This will be a…