Research Funding


NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative

The NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative is pleased to announce its first competition for pilot project funding (up to £10,000) for the early development of novel technology-based solutions applicable to the acquired brain injury pathway, from the initial acute event through to long term rehabilitation (www.brainhtc.org). Applications are invited from academic institutions, NHS Trusts and SME’s. Preference will be given to collaborative projects that have a near term clinical impact or the potential to secure more substantial funding after proof of principle has been established. Registration opens 1st September 2014, deadline for applications Friday 24th October 2014. Confirmation of successful applications, Friday 5th December 2014. Anticipated start dates expected Monday 5th January 2015.

Expressions of interest should be registered from 12pm Monday 1st September 2014 with Mita Brahmbhatt (Programme Manager). Please include the following:

  • Full Name
  • Role
  • Organisation
  • Title & Field of Study 
  • Questions/Queries 

Registration will be logged and a briefing pack will be sent electronically. To find out more about the role of NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operatives please see click here


Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme

The EME Programme is accepting applications to its commissioned workstream for the following topics:

•             14/142 - Mechanisms of action of health interventions

•             14/144 - Bowel control and faecal incontinence in adults

•             14/145 - Pituitary and/or adrenal disorders and related diseases

•             14/146 - Renal failure resulting from intrinsic renal diseases

•             14/147 - Wound healing

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 7 October 2014. For more information and to apply, please visit the EME commissioned call web page.

•             14/152 - Major trauma

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 8 September 2014. For more information and to apply, please visit the EME commissioned call web page.


Cancer Research UK

A number of grants are available from Science Funding at Cancer Research UK specifically from the Training and Career Development Board. This round of applications will be of interest to postdoctoral researchers and clinicians:

Research Travel Awards are for postdoctoral researchers wishing to visit another lab to learn new skills, foster collaboration or develop their career.
Stand Up to Cancer Fellowships are for any clinical or non-clinical postdoctoral researchers looking to accelerate progress in translational cancer research.
Research Bursaries are for clinicians or those in professions allied to medicine wishing to undertake a period of research before a PhD or higher research degree.


Become a reviewer

We are also seeking people from a wide range of professional backgrounds to review proposals received in response to this and other NIHR calls. If you could help our programmes in this way, please see our becoming a reviewer page

NOCRI TSB Platform

Please contact NOCRI for further information about the TSB’s Stratified Medicine Innovation Platform and what opportunities for collaboration are available.If you would like to know more about how NOCRI helps establish NIHR infrastructure collaborations, please visit: http://www.nihr.ac.uk/infrastructure/Pages/nocri.aspx

NIHR Central Commissioning Facility

The National Institute for Health Research Central Commissioning Facility (NIHR CCF) has the following funding opportunities currently available please visit their website for more details.