Making the most of your Fight for Sight project grant

29 September 17

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A guest blog by Sine Littlewood, Head of Business Development & Marketing at NIHR Clinical Research Network

If you’re thinking of applying for a Fight for Sight Project Grant, then you should also be thinking about getting in touch with the Study Support Service which is provided by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network. We really value our partnership with Fight for Sight and how, working closely together, we can maximise the impact and benefits of research.

Our Study Support Service is one way to help researchers plan, set up and deliver high quality research studies in the NHS in England - helping you to meet your recruitment targets on time. The good news is that all grants awarded under this funding stream are eligible for our support. So it doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned researcher or a first-timer, if your study is large or small, observational or interventional, we can help.

To make the most of our support we advise that you get in touch as early as possible – even before you submit your grant application. We work alongside NHS R&D offices and can help you sense check your protocol, identify sites, access GCP training, provide guidance on regulatory submissions or attributing the costs of research, point you in the right direction for help locally, or explore potential recruitment pathways using our local intelligence.

Interested? You can get started either by accessing information about our Early Contact and Engagement service on our website or by contacting your Local Clinical Research Network. Alternatively, you can contact our Study Support Service Help desk at or call us on 0113 343 4555.