Funding and Grants


What funding opportunities are there?


NEW! NHS Innovation Accelerator, Funding opportunity: Digital Health Technology Catalyst 2017. Innovate UK is to invest up to £8 million in projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. Competition opens: Monday 31 July 2017; Competition closes: Wednesday 11 October 2017

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Internal Funding (Papworth Staff Only)

Papworth Trust researchers can apply to the R&D Planning Group to use research funds; the application form is available here

What is the NIHR?

Their key objective is to improve the quality, relevance, and focus of research in the NHS and social care by distributing funds in a transparent way after open competition and peer review.

The NIHR funding streams that are open to researchersinclude:

  • Research for Patient Benefit Programme Grants
  • Applied Research Programme Grants
  • The Policy Research Programme
  • The Invention for Innovation Research Programme
  • More detail

How can Papworth CTU help you?

 We can assist you to identify appropriate sources of funding, including, Department of Health National Institute for Health Research Programmes, the Research Councils, Medical Research Charities and Research Networks.

We can ensure that the grant application demonstrates the following criteria:

Value to the NHS/health of the nation
Skill mix and resources
Realistic costings
Patient and Public Involvement requirements (further information on PPI is Here and Here

How long does it take us to cost a study?

Please be aware that at least a minimum of 7 working days notice is usually required to provide costings, input into project design.  and to obtain all the required signatures for a grant application. A minimum of 4 working days prior to a deadline should be allowed for the authorised R&D/Trust signatories.

Why work with us?

The R&D Department  at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has developed a responsive and successful track record to assist Trust researchers to secure funding to support Investigator Led research.

How to contact us?

Please contact us:

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