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UHBW Research Capability Funding and Above and Beyond Grants

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Small Pump Priming grants

Calls for joint UHBW Research Capability Funding (RCF) and Above and Beyond grants are usually held twice a year, in spring and autumn. These awards are for up to £25,000.

The Autumn 2021 Call is now closed.   

Applications are welcomed from any medical or non-medical UHBW employee or university (Bristol or West of England) academic holding an honorary contract with UHBW.

For application form and guidance, visit /research-innovation/for-researchers/lead-research-and-apply-for-funding/local-funding/rcf-and-ab-small-pump-priming-grants/

Above and Beyond Legacies

The closing date for applications has been extended to 09:00, Monday 10 January 2022.

Very generous bequests have been made to the Above and Beyond charity at UHBW for research focused around:

  • Bowel Cancer (maximum £50,000)
  • Breast cancer (maximum £50,000)
  • Eye (maximum £75,000)
  • Brain (maximum £75,000)

You are invited to submit a bid for up to the maximum specified, to be fully spent within 3-years of the award date. 

For application form and guidance, visit /research-innovation/for-researchers/lead-research-and-apply-for-funding/local-funding/above-and-beyond-legacies-2021/  

Research grant development funding call for nurses, midwives, AHPs and Healthcare Scientists

UHBW is pleased to announce that it is making NIHR Research Capability Funding available to support nurses, midwives, AHPs and Healthcare Scientists to develop outline research proposals. These would then lead on to larger research funding proposals or research fellowship applications to a local (for example the UHBW and Above and Beyond Research Funding Committee, which award small grants of up to £25,000) or to a national funder. Funding would be provided for up to one day a week for a maximum of 6 months (or equivalent) and could be used to backfill time or for additional hours.

The development of the outline research proposal and the subsequent submission of a larger grant will require the support of your line manager, and an experienced research mentor.

This call has a rolling closing date until further notice.

For application forms and further information please contact the research grants team in Research and Innovation:  

David Telling Charitable Trust

The David Telling Charitable Trust (DTCT) awards monies to medically qualified staff, not usually exceeding £25,000, to encourage pump-priming medical research projects and to support younger medical researchers seeking to establish their academic excellence, rather than existing major grant holders. 

For more information please visit /research-innovation/information-for-researchers/research-funding-and-applying-for-grants/local-and-national-funding-opportunities/local-funding/david-telling-charitable-trust/

Please note R&I does not manage DTCT grants.

Workshops are aimed at anyone who is planning to apply for an Above and Beyond or RCF grant in Autumn 2019, or wishing to know more about the scheme. Find out more and sign up to the workshops
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Information about recently-awarded and ongoing grants.
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