We are inviting preliminary project grant applications under our three priority themes: headache and facial pain, neuro-oncology, and acquired brain and spinal cord injury.
We would like to receive applications for the funding of hypothesis-driven pre-clinical or clinical research that addresses areas of large unmet need and demonstrates a clear pathway to clinical impact in one of these three priority areas. Projects must have a mechanistic hypothesis and a clear pathway to translation.
Additionally, we will fund the development of models that enhance these three themes and facilitate translation. Models may be in vivo or other 3D models, and must support the future testing of a mechanistic hypothesis.
Submission deadline: midday on Wednesday 10th January 2024
We will not accept applications outside of these three themes.
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.
Requests for the support of pilot studies are welcomed.
The maximum grant size is £300,000. Capital funding for the purchase of equipment is capped at £20,000.
We encourage applications from early career researchers - defined as those with up to 10 years post-doctoral research (at 1st March 2024), taking into account periods of extended leave. Early career applicants should have their own salary already in place (as should all Lead applicants).
There is a two-stage application process.
The first stage involves submission of a preliminary application, via our online portal. The deadline for submission of preliminary applications is midday on Wednesday 10th January 2024.
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 read the application guidelines, available below, before completing your application via our online portal.
In case of any queries not addressed in the guidelines, please call Katie Martin on 0117 909 4809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org