Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) has access to a range of different funds from which research posts can be funded from. Please contact the Director of Research or the Assistant Director of Research & Innovation for further information. The main sources of funding are as follows:
Bids are mainly submitted for these funds prior to the NHS financial year (usually in December) but can be requested throughout the year.
TCLRN funds the following:
Bids are submitted by NUH’s Director of Research to TCLRN which must be approved by TCLRN before income is issued to NUH for onward issue to Research cost centres.
Flexibility & Sustainability funds (FSF)
FSF is a research funding stream issued directly by NiHR to NUH that is designed to help research-active NHS organisations attract, develop and retain high-quality research, clinical and support staff by supporting the salaries of their Faculty members and associated workforce in a flexible manner. NHS organisations are able to use NiHR FSF to create and maintain a sustainable capacity for people and patient-based research. For further information refer to the NiHR web site
FSF funds are issued directly to NUH from the NiHR. As such any bids need only approval by NUH’s R&D Director.
BRU Development funds
These funds are to be used to support and enhance the Biomedical Research Units.
Pump priming funds
The Trust wishes to actively promote high quality early phase feasibility and pump priming projects with the potential to build research capacity and generate further competitive grant funding for the organisation – such studies will generally not attract portfolio status. In order to do so R&D will:
Funds from the above sources are controlled by the Corporate Finance Manager (R&D, Commercial & Education) who issues income to the respective cost centre to cover costs of salary or non pay. Contact the Corporate Finance Manager for any queries over receipt of funding into your Research cost centre.