We see research as part of routine clinical care, however, any research activities that falls outside of routine clinical care will need funding. The Research & Innovation Department does not have a central budget for this purpose, but there are a number of funding streams available to support your study.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Charitable Trust awards grants to promote high quality research & to encourage pump-priming medical research projects. To make an application your research study should:
- have the potential of a clear patient benefit
- be of high quality
- with an emphasis on translational & applied health services research
If you wish to make a bid to a charitable trust fund (usually not exceeding £20,000), a fully costed application should be submitted to the Research & Innovation Department with a completed Research Review Form.
Annual Research Grant
To highlight & promote research across the Trust, we have an annual research grant which health professionals can apply for each year. This includes the Davenport & Legacy awards. Contact us for more information.
External funding support
Research Capacity Funding (RCF) is available through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to help research-active NHS organisations attract, develop & retain high quality research, clinical & support staff. To apply for funding your research study must directly generate data for the NIHR.
Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme
Grants awarded up to £350,000 for a maximum of three years. More information about how to apply & application deadlines available here.
Programme Development Grant
Grants awarded up to £100,000 for a programme of research over 6-18 months. More information about how to apply & application deadlines available here.
Or for more information please contact:
Nicola Higgins – Research Operations Manager
01296 41 8124