BHF CRC Research Development Fund

Open for Funding

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.

This round is open until 23.59 hours on the 27th November 2022. The total amount of funding available for this round is £25,000. Successful applicants will be notified by the 3rdof February 2023.

PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATIONS to Professor Pier Lambiase (BHRS Committee Research Lead) by 14th November 2022 so the BHRS research committee can review and rank applications as required by the submission process.