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.

Our Research Grants

Funding opportunities

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

Details of new funding calls will be published below when they are open, together with details of the application requirements.

England Funding Call

England Funding Call

The Fund is designed to pump prime the costs of research undertaken by early career researchers from all healthcare professions. The Fund supports researchers up to a maximum grant of £25,000, to take their first steps towards applications for major research funding grants.

Who can apply

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

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 Summer 2024 Fund are now open.

The closing date for applications is 8 September 2024.

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