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Introduction

The links below provide information on research funding available.  Make sure you are aware of any relevant, specific funding criteria or funding priority areas identified by each funding scheme.

You must speak to your University or NHS Research & Development Office about your intention to apply for funding.  They will help you with full economic costing (fEC) or your proposal, and will identify which organisation will administer your grant if you are successful.

If you are applying for funding for a randomised controlled trial (RCT) (or other study investigating the efficacy of a healthcare intervention), the sponsor of your proposed study may wish you to include the costs of registration with the ISRCTN scheme in your grant application.  When applying for funding for a clinical trial of an investigational medicinal product (CTIMP), there may also be some additional costs incurred that you need to consider to cover regulatory expenses (Clinical Trials Tool Kit).

Be aware that researchers working in England whose study is eligible for the NIHR portfolio will be able to seek NHS permission through the NIHR Coordinated System for gaining NHS Permission (CSP). You will need to submit a Portfolio Adoption Form (PAF)  at the time when you apply for funding.  A PAF can be generated on IRAS and should be submitted to the CSP Unit.  The CSP Unit will inform you if your study is to be adopted  onto the NIHR portfolio, and if so how you should proceed with obtaining NHS R&D permission, when you are ready to do so.

Resources

  • 1. UKCRC Experimental Medicine Resource Finder

    The definitive information resource describing the UK infrastructure for experimental medicine: a central repository on the UK’s capability and expertise in experimental medicine and early phase clinical trials, including infrastructure across the UK and details of EM specific funding schemes

    Standard Process for em studies specifically Date added: 29 October 2008
  • 2. MRC: Applying for a grant

    Information on how to apply for MRC funding; including access to the Applicants’ Handbook, which includes guidance on financial support and full economic costing.

    Standard Process for all research Date added: 28 October 2008
  • 3. CT Tool Kit (The NIHR Clinical Trials Tool Kit)

    The NIHR Clinical Trials Tool Kit

    Legal Requirement for some em studies (not applicable for all) Date added: 29 October 2008
  • 4. NIHR CSP (Coordinated System for gaining NHS Permission)

    CSP home site

    Standard Process for some em studies (not applicable for all) Date added: 6 November 2008
  • 5. IRAS (Integrated Research Application System)

    Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

    Standard Process for all research Date added: 29 October 2008