Medical staff at NUH are invited to apply for funding for research projects from NUH Charity and the Department of Research and Development. This scheme aims to “pump prime” early studies by giving them a cash injection to get up and running. Projects should be of potentially high quality and aim to benefit patients within three to five years. The scheme runs twice a year, with up to £100,000 available each time. It is expected that this amount will fund several small projects of up to £10,000 each, but larger awards may be given to exceptional projects and there is no formal upper limit. Applications are invited from medically qualified staff, nurses and allied health professionals, from Friday 4th February 2011 until noon on Friday 25th March 2011.
Proposals which are interdisciplinary in nature and which promote Trust-University partnerships will be particularly welcome.
Aims of the scheme
- To promote high quality, inter-disciplinary research proposals
- To support pump priming, proof of principle and feasibility studies
- To increase the chances of applicants being successful in winning substantial external funding