We are inviting preliminary grant applications for translational research projects under our three priority themes: acquired brain and spinal cord injury, neuro-oncology, and headache and facial pain.
We would like to receive applications for the funding of mechanism-based research that addresses areas of large unmet need and demonstrates a clear pathway to clinical impact in the three priority research areas outlined below. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from early career researchers.
The application deadline is 9am on Tuesday 25th February 2020.
Priority research areas
Early career researchers
We encourage applications from early career researchers - defined as those with up to 10 years of post-doctoral work (taking into account periods of extended leave). Early career researchers should have their own salary already in place, and should have a co-applicant with tenure.
What can be funded?
Our project grants are intended to provide funds for the employment of research staff and the purchase of essential equipment and consumables for projects lasting up to three years.
The maximum grant size is £300,000.
As well as typical research projects, we will consider requests for research infrastructure support where they demonstrate rapid patient benefit and are highly collaborative. Requests for the support of pilot studies are also welcomed.
Application process and timetable
There is a two-stage application process.
The first stage involves submission of a preliminary application, using the form provided below. The deadline for submission of preliminary applications is 9am on Tuesday 25th February 2020.
Submitted applications will be reviewed and short-listed by the members of our Scientific Advisory Panel. Short listing decisions will in each case be based on:
Short-listed applicants will then be invited to submit a detailed proposal for full review.
Please call Katie Martin on 0117 909 4809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries not addressed in the guidelines document.
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