Writing Research Grant Applications for Qualitative Research
This one day course will be led by Professor Sue Ziebland and co-tutored by Professor Catherine Pope. It is for anyone who is writing, or plans to write, a grant application for a qualitative study. During a lively and interactive workshop, Professors Ziebland and Pope will explain how to use a tried and tested charting method for helping to structure your proposal.
Professors Ziebland and Pope have extensive experience of writing research grants for the NIHR, research councils and charities, puzzling over feedback from hundreds of reviewers, celebrating successes, and coping with rejection.
They have also served on a range of national and international grant funding committees as panel members and chairs, as well as spending many years teaching and writing about research methods. Professor Sue Ziebland also brings along her experience as an NIHR Programme Director for Research for Patient benefit (which involves observing around 14 funding committee meetings a year).
100% of previous course attendees have said they would recommend this session to a colleague, and nearly everyone thought that early, mid, and senior colleagues would benefit from attending it.
This course will include
- an overview of the application process
- Tips for writing successful proposals
- How to deal with committee and reviewers’ feedback
- Introduction to a charting approach to grant writing
- Group workshop activity
- Small group work developing a set of objectives and methods for an application
- Feedback from experienced researchers/tutors.
By the end of this workshop you should be able to
- structure and develop a grant proposal
- respond to feedback from the committee or reviewers
- understand the role of the multi-disciplinary grant committee in decision-making
- Be aware of (and be able to avoid) common pitfalls for qualitative researchers when applying to health research funders.
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14 October 2020
Course fee: £405
Duration: 1 day
Total places: 24
“I found the whole session enormously helpful – I found that Sue explained things really well – very clearly and she pitched it just right. She gave some excellent tips. I felt inspired to write a grant application after – and importantly more confident in doing so. I think the grid was one of the most helpful exercises and really honed in on the important aspects of a submitting an application.”
The course is run by the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG), based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. HERG has been running successful qualitative research methods courses for over ten years drawing on the wide range of expertise within the group which includes the disciplinary areas of medical sociology, anthropology and public policy.
The Research Group conducts qualitative research focusing on the personal experiences of health conditions. Many of the research findings, together with supporting video, audio and text extracts from the qualitative interviews, are published at www.healthtalk.org. This unique Oxford database of over 2000 qualitative interviews provides interesting, informative and contemporary teaching materials to support the course content.