Published: 17 April 2013

University of Surrey welcomes £5m health and social care research funding

An organisation that provides support and advice to health and social care researchers in the South East has been awarded £5.2m to continue its work.

The University of Surrey is a key member of the NIHR Research Design Service South East (RDS South East), which was formed in 2008 to increase the number of successful grant applications locally.  The Service is run in collaboration with the Universities of Brighton and Kent and offers free, confidential advice to help academics and clinicians to develop high quality research projects that could have major benefits for patients.

The £5.2m funding package from National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - which previously funded the Service – means that RDS South East can continue to help individuals seeking funding for applied health and social care research for another five years.

Professor Lisa Roberts, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, said: “I am delighted that we have received this continuation of funding for the RDS. The RDS plays a major role in bringing together teams of local clinicians and academics and assisting them in putting together strong bids for funding to support health and social care research in the region.”

Find out more about the RDS South East.

Read the full press release here

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