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Funding Support

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.  

Charitable funds

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


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