Funding

Pump-Priming Research Grant Scheme 2019

The aim of the scheme is to increase the level of research activity within the Trust by supporting enthusiastic and committed staff to participate in research.

Our goals are:

  • to enable researchers to carry out feasibility studies that will inform applications for funding from research funding bodies e.g. NIHR, Wellcome Trust etc;
  • to secure solid publications in well-recognised, peer-reviewed journals;
  • to provide evidence to improve clinical effectiveness and;
  • to enable clinical researchers to pursue their research interests and enhance their research skills, thereby developing the research skills base within the Trust.

The scheme is open to all staff i.e. therapists, pharmacists, nurses, doctors, midwives, biomedical scientists, managers etc. The scheme will provide funding to successful applicants to enable the researcher to undertake a well-described piece of work.

Please read the Full Guidance document, about the key principles of this scheme, the process for decision-making and allocation of funds, before completing and sending the application form and other attachments to dhft.RandDadmin@nhs.net  marked “Research Grants Scheme 2019” for the attention of Dr Teresa Grieve, Assistant Director Research & Development.