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Major Funding Sources
Uniquely placed to unlock the power of frontline innovation, saving lives and money. We bridge gaps and strengthen connections between research, life sciences industry and healthcare.
We are the nation’s largest funder of health and care research and provide the people, facilities, and technology that enable research to thrive.
Provides a list of opportunities from charities and UK Government agencies that are open to nurse or midwife researcher applications.
One of 15 AHSNs set up by NHS England to operate as the key innovation arm of the NHS. Collaborates with clinicians and other frontline staff to encourage and support new ways of working that make care safer and better for patients.
Provides two types of Grants Programmes – A ‘Small Grants Programme’, for projects that are nurse-led and focussed on supporting the nursing contribution to healthcare and improving care for patients. The Trust also offers an invitation-only ‘Proactive Grants Programme’.
2020 Grants Programme is now closed, but is announced annually here. Grants are for between 2-8k. View previous winners and the application forms here.
Supports nurse led innovation. Explore how nurse-led teams can work with patients and other stakeholders to develop practice.
Development and Leadership Programmes Based on FoNS’ Creating Caring Cultures Model, listed here.
Other funding, including scholarships for innovation are listed here.
The annual Richard Tompkins Nurse Development Scholarship includes support for carrying out an innovation project & practice development training.
Local projects that aim to improve the care of patients and to enhance the leadership skills of nurses. Projects can be led by community nurses, midwives or health visitors.
QNI Project Funding is available for innovative projects in areas of priority, including new for 2020 in partnership with the Burdett Trust for Nursing, Learning Disabilities. More information on funding sources and criteria is available.
The GNCT fund nurse-led research projects that examine an aspect of nursing policy and practice. We issue a call for grant applications annually with a specified closing date. The nursing focus of the call is changed each year.
Check here for dates & currently open calls. The 2020 call for grants is now open with a focus on “Enhancing patient safety through patient and/or carer involvement”.
The UKOTRF (UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation) supports research that will build the evidence-base for occupational therapy and increase research capacity within the profession. It has a role in raising awareness of the valuable contribution of occupation to people’s health and wellbeing.
Research Grants Awards are announced annually. There is also an Annual Conference. Please see the current research strategy & Awards and Funding section of the website for more information. Site registration required.
The NIHR funds a range of training routes for research training. For non-doctors and dentists the HEE Internships programme is currently run by Sheffield Hallam University
For Bridging schemes for clinical academics, see here.
This public involvement fund has been launched by the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Research Design Service to support the costs of involving patients and the public in the early stages of research. Applications of up to £350 can be made at any time.
Funding can be applied for at any time during research proposal development. Guidance is provided.
The Florence Nightingale Foundation runs scholarships for Leadership, Research and Travel Awards.
Research Scholarship Schemes cover internships (projects with mentoring) and Research Scholarships (for Masters dissertation fees and PhD).
CAHPR is a recognized Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
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