Funding and finance
This page will help you with latest funding calls and information about the NIHR Cambridge BRC’s Finance team
R&D NIHR Finance team
The team is based in Barton House on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and works closely with the rest of the Research and Development department. With eight team members they will be able to help researchers with patient expenses, excess treatment costs and purchase orders.
Contact the team:
General enquiries: FinanceRD@addenbrookes.nhs.uk
Grants general enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about the R&D Finance team can be found here
The information below will help you find the latest information funding calls and links to partner websites.
The National Institute for Health Research’s vision is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. Visit the NIHR website to find out more about funding opportunities, including funding for research studies and training/career development. The NIHR also offers extensive career development opportunities for health care professionals including, nurses, midwives, allied healthcare professionals and doctors.
NIHR Research Design Service East of England
Thinking of applying for research funding? The Research Design Service for the East of England offers free advice on all aspects of preparing grant applications and building collaborative research teams, including:
- Sources of funding
- Refining research objective
- Designing your study
- Methodological expertise
- Planning research teams and budgets
- Patient and Public Involvement
To find out more about current funding opportunities visit the RDS East of England website.
Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT)
ACT is the independent registered charity for Cambridge University Hospitals, including Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital.
Charitable donations have bought extra high-tech equipment, paid for additional specialist staff and contributed to environmental enhancements to help make a difference for patients. ACT also funds research to improve the understanding of conditions and find possible cures for patients in Cambridge and around the world.
Applications for funding are considered by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC meets quarterly and takes six applications per meeting, applications are processed in the order they are received and submitted to the next meeting which has available capacity.
Cancer Research UK
A number of grants are available from Cancer Research UK. These cover a wide range of activity, from basic research to late phase clinical trials.
Cancer Research UK also offers awards to students, post-doctoral researchers and early-stage researchers, including travel awards, fellowships and burseries. For more information and to search click here.
Dunhill Medical Trust
The Dunhill Medical Trust offer Research Training Fellowships, intended to provide training opportunities for academics, clinicians and allied health professionals who wish to pursue a research career in ageing, rehabilitation or palliative care.
They advertise four fellowships annually, usually in the autumn.
- Peter Hartley, Physiotherapy Team Lead in the Department of Medicine for the Elderly at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, received a Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellowship award at PhD level. Read his story here.
Other professional training fellowships
Various charities and groups offer professional training fellowships, including:
- The Alzheimer’s Society
- Arthritis Research UK
- The Wellcome Trust Research awards for Health Professionals
Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme
The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) programme is a source of funding for clinical trials delivered through industry-academia-NHS collaborations that support the development and adoption of new treatments and devices. Within these studies, EME supports research in the mechanisms of diseases and treatments. EME is a partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the NIHR. More information about EME can be found on the NIHR website.
Funding opportunities from MRC
The latest calls for proposals can be found on the MRC website.
The ERC complements other funding activities in Europe such as those of the national research funding agencies, and is a flagship component of Horizon 2020.
- To view previous FPs click here
- To find out more about the European Research Council and to view current news and opportunities click here
- For more information on Horizon 2020 click here
Health Education England (HEE)/ National Health Institute for Research (NIHR) Integrated clinical academic programme for non-medical health professionals
The HEE and NIHR’s Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Training Programme provides personal research training awards for healthcare professionals (excluding doctors and dentists) who wish to develop careers that combine clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice and clinical development.
Five levels of award are available, each requiring the support of clinical and academic host organisations, which together form a career pathway for aspiring and developing non-medical clinical academics:
- Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship
- Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship
- Clinical Lectureship
- Senior Clinical Lectureship
HEE and NIHR Clinical Scholars Awards
These awards are part of the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Training (IAT) Programme for non-medical healthcare professionals across the east midlands and provide funding and mentoring to frontline staff who wish to pursue an academic career alongside their clinical practice.
Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government. For more information and to view current open competitions visit their website.
Wellbeing of Women
These awards are for projects in laboratory, clinical and translational research in the areas of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, including pre-term birth, miscarriage and fertility; general wellbeing surrounding women’s health issues such as menopause, incontinence, sexual health, perinatal mental health, menstrual disorder and endometriosis; and gynaecological cancers.
Awards are intended to support researchers leading their own work at an established research institution. The upper grant award limit for these grants is £200,000 in total over one to three years. These awards are open to applicants carrying out their research in the UK or Ireland.
The deadline for applications is 13:00 on 13 February 2020.