The aim of this fund is to support the development of ideas or gather pilot data in preparation for a larger clinical study program. Examples might include:
- Assessment of clinical research priorities (including service user reviews)
- Systematic reviews
- Grant targeting and preparation
- Collecting meaningful pilot data
- Study development – collaborative work to develop a study protocol, optimise a study design and analysis plan
Funding is available up to £10,000. Please note that this fund is not intended to fund the performance of independent clinical research and should be used to aid the development of future larger scale clinical research activity.
Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from a lead research group (RG) of an integrated BHF CRC society as listed on the website (BHRS are one of them) and an application form. Other RGs may also offer support, but one RG must act as the main supporter.
An RG can choose to support up to 2 applications; if an RG acts as the main supporter for more than one application, that RG must prioritise the applications and indicate this on their letter of support.
Round 3 is open from the 14th March 2022 with a closing date at 23.59 hours on the 15th May 2022. The total amount of funding available for round two is £40,000. Successful applicants will be notified by the 15th of July 2022
PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATIONS to Professor Pier Lambiase (BHRS Committee Research Lead) by 1st of MAY so they can be adjudicated & ranked and the top 3 applications will be put forward by the BHRS Research Committee.