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How to Apply For Funding 

When applying for funding please contact the departments Grants Team to help you prepare your costing.  We have a costing prompt that will help you think about the costs that you might need to deliver your project.  Working out your costs takes longer that you might expect so allow plenty of time, start by thinking through every step of your project and being as precise as you can about the things that you will need.  The grants team need at least 5 working days to put the costing together with you before it is submitted to research services.  If this is your first application it is likely to take longer so get in touch with the grants team as early as possible! You will also need to contact Lynne Maddocks to discuss PPI requirements for your project. 

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All Expression of Interest, Outlines and Applications must be fully costed and submitted to research services 5 working days before the funder deadline.  

Research Professionals - Primary Care Calls

Research ProfessionalsThe below link will take you to Research Professional's webpage which has been pre-populated with search result relating to primary care research (additional search criteria can be added)



British Academy

The British Academy is the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences. They have three principal roles: as an independent Fellowship of world-leading scholars and researchers; a Funding Body that supports new research, nationally and internationally; and a Forum for debate and engagement.


CRUK - Funding Schemes

Cancer Research UK

CRUK is the largest fundraising medical research charity in the world. They provide funding for a wide range of topics relating to cancer research. Additional search criteria can be selected by using the menu on the left had side of the webpage.

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Dunhill Medical - Research Grants

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Dunhill Medical's main focus for support is research into ageing and older people, and other activities which reflect the national demographic of an increasingly ageing population. There is no deadline for grant applications.

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Alzheimer's Research UK - Grant Schemes

Alzheimers UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK is dedicated to funding the best quality science and the most ambitious ideas that will take us closer to defeating dementia. Deadlines and further information can be found by following the links under each grant scheme.

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Kidney Research UK - Open Funding Calls

Kidney Research UKKidney Research UK is the largest funder dedicated to research into the causes and prevention of kidney disease. The Kidney Research UK webpage holds the list of its current open funding calls.

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The Health Foundation - Funding & Fellowship Opportunities

The Health FoundationThe Health Foundation is an independent charity working to improve the quality of health care in the UK. They support people working in health care practice and policy to make lasting improvements to health services. More information can be found by clicking on the different funding or fellowship link.

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ESRC - Funding Opportunities

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ESRC are the UK's largest organisation for funding research into economic and social issues. They support independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector. More information about various funding can be found by following links on the webpage.

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Department of Health Policy Research Programme - Calls

Department of HealthThe Department of Health's (DH) Policy Research Programme (PRP) commissions high quality, research-based evidence relevant to the full policy remit of the DH. PRP research is commissioned by open competitive tender within the DH Research Governance Framework. Research carried out on these projects will be used to inform Government policy.

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Diabetes UK - Research Grants

DiabetesDiabetes UK funds diabetes and diabetes-related research through a range of funding schemes. Further information and deadlines can be found by following the relevant links via the webpage.


Wellcome Trust - FUnding Opportunities

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The Wellcome Trust offers a wide variety of funding schemes to support individual researchers, teams, resources, seed ideas and places. They also fund major initiatives in areas which are strategically important. Further information can be found be following the relevant links on the webpage.


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 NIHR - Funding Opportunities

NIHR2The NIHR commission and fund health, public health and social care research that is essential for improving the health and wealth of the nation. They also fund training and career development for researchers whose work focuses on people and patient-based applied health research. For more information on the various grant options please follow the links on the NIHR Webpage.



Core - Funding Awards

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Core is committed to fighting digestive diseases, conditions that affect the gut, liver and pancreas. For further information on funding please follow the links on the Core webpage.


Arthritis Research UK - Grant Schemes


Arthritis Research UK's long term commitment is to prevent the onset of arthritis, develop a cure for arthritis and transform the lives of those with arthritis. Their aim for research is to transform the lives of people with arthritis whilst continuing to fund ground breaking research aimed at preventing the onset of arthritis and developing a cure for arthritis.


MQ - Fellowship and Research funding


 MQ are a new charity funding scientific research to transform the lives of everyone affected by mental illness. They hope to harness the power of a global community of researchers, clinicians, and people affected to tackle the big challenges in mental health head on.



LeverhulmeThe Leverhulme Trust provides funding for scholarships and research. The webpage linked below outlines their current grant deadlines. You can find out more about a grant by clinking on the relevant link on the Leverhulme webpage.

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European CommisionThe European Commissions provides funding for a wide range of areas through Horizon 2020. The webpage below contains a list of call dates for various EC Grants (filtering for relevant grants is required). More information on grants can be found by clicking on the relevant grant. You can also visit the university intranet site for more information on EC funding.

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The MRC is the medical branch of the research council. More information about the programmes can be found by clicking on the relevant links. The list can also be refined further by selecting your required criteria on the right hand side of the webpage.

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BHF SmallThe BHF provides support for clinical and non-clinical cardiovascular researchers at all stages of their career. There is no dead lines for BHF but they do expect applications for larger programme grants to be submitted 18 months before the start date (6 months for others). More information can be found by clicking on the relevant grant.




ERC - Funding & Grants

ERC 2European Research Council grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research. The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches.

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PRUK - Funding & Grants

PRUKPharmacy Research UK is the principle funder of pharmacy research in the UK. PRUK funds both research projects and individual bursaries to improve skills across the Pharmacy sector.  The organisation is well respected, a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities and is hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.  


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