Nottingham Hospitals Charity Research Fund

Nottingham Hospitals Charity Research Fund

Nottingham Hospitals Charity supports innovative, early stage, high quality clinical research which will directly benefit the health of patients and their communities.

Research is a vital part of the care we provide at NUH.

Thanks to the generosity and commitment of donors and fundraisers, Nottingham Hospitals Charity has contributed almost £12 million to research at our hospitals over the past 15 years. This funding has two aims in mind: to help save lives and to enhance patients’ wellbeing.

Working in partnership

Administration of the Nottingham Hospitals Charity Research Fund is provided by the Research & Innovation Department of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Research & Innovation also provides match funding for some funding calls.

Our Research Grants

Funding opportunities

Every year Nottingham Hospitals Charity supports researchers to develop and deliver high quality research for the benefit of patients.

The current funding opportunities are shown below.

Nottingham Pump Priming Fund

Applications for the Spring 2023 Nottingham Pump Priming Fund have now closed.

Details of further funding rounds for 2023 will be published here shortly.

National Funding Call

National Funding Call

This is a national Funding Call, open to applications from across the country.

The Fund is designed to pump prime the costs of research undertaken by early career researchers from all healthcare professions. The Fund will support researchers to take their first steps towards applications for major research funding grants.

Aims of the Fund

  • To promote high quality, multi-disciplinary research proposals.
  • To support pump priming, proof of principle and pilot clinical research studies.
  • To increase the chances of applicants being successful in winning substantial external funding.
  • To encourage applications from new investigators (defined as those who have received funding of less than £50,000 in the past three years).

Applications for the Autumn 2022 Fund are now closed.

Research Fellowships

There are currently no applications open for Fellowships.