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Four tips for early career healthcare researchers looking to recover from rejected bids

Funding schemes come and go and buzzwords appear and vanish from funders’ guidance, but for those hunting research funding, one thing is constant: failure. The only people who have a flawless success rate applying for grants are those who have rarely applied and were probably targeting less competitive funding pots. For everyone else, resilience and grit remain two priceless attributes when building an academic career.

With all this in mind, Ferhana Hashem, a reader in health services research at the University of Kent, presented her four tips for those recovering from rejections in this article published in December 2021. Hashem’s advice comes from her experience helping applicants to National Institute for Health and Care Research competitions as site lead in Kent for the NIHR’s Research Design Service South East.

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