Research grant competition now open to NUH staff

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Posted on: 12 Aug 2021

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Nottingham Hospitals Charity Research Fund Pump Priming Competition 2021 - now open!

Applications to Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Pump Priming Competition are invited from clinical professionals working at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Joint applications with University partners are welcome.

The competition aims to provide entry level grants for research projects by giving early studies a cash injection (pump priming) to get them up and running. Proposals which are interdisciplinary in nature will be particularly welcome.

This annual competition remains funded by a generous donation of up to £125,000 from Nottingham Hospitals Charity. It is expected that this scheme will fund a number of small project grants of up to £25,000

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 19 September 2021

You can download an application form which includes additional guidance here

This competition, funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity, is unique to NUH. There are currently no other means of obtaining entry level funding for proof of concept feasibility studies and this scheme helps to increase the chances of applicants’ success in winning competitive external funding.

It is well worth submitting an application; all are considered carefully by peer reviewers from the cross-disciplinary Charity Research Board.
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Meet our Charity Research Board members

We also welcome our associate members who assist, including:

From Surgery:
From Cancer and associated specialties: From Ambulatory care:

From Family Health:


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