Apply for a project grant

The aim of the charity is to prevent and treat disease and disability by funding vital medical research in hospitals or research institutions across the UK.

The remit focuses on child health to include problems affecting pregnancy, childbirth, babies, children and young people. There are projects described on our website from our previous wider remit that have recently finished or have one year to run but all new applications must focus on child health.

Within child health, we support a broad spectrum of research with the objective of:

  • preventing disease and disability and
  • alleviating physical disability

Please note that our emphasis is on biomedical clinical research or research at the interface between clinical and basic science. We pride ourselves that our research is both innovative and of a high standard as judged by rigorous peer review.

Within the above criteria, we also support research and development of equipment and techniques to improve diagnosis, therapy and assistive technology (including orthoses, prostheses and aids to daily living) and we encourage applications in the field of medical engineering.

Joint call for project grants from across the UK from Action Medical Research and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Tuesday 18 November 2014 outline application closing date for July 2015 awards

Action Medical Research is teaming up with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to fund project grants from across the UK that have potential to save or improve the lives of children through prevention, better diagnosis and the development of new treatments for disease and disability. The emphasis will be on research likely to have clinical impact in the short to medium term (up to five-ten years).

Applications for co-funded projects will need to meet the remit and guidelines on the Action Medical Research website and demonstrate they have a potential to impact children who are treated or might be treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital and elsewhere.

Up to £2m is available to spend on co-funded projects in this round with outcomes to be announced in July 2015. Projects of up to three years duration will be considered, to a maximum cost of around £200,000.

Applications that are not eligible for co-funding but meet the remit of Action Medical Research alone will also be considered in this round.

For further information regarding these potential joint awards please follow this link: Action Medical Research and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity joint call.

Potential joint awards from Action Medical Research and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust

Applications will be considered through the Action Medical Research peer review system for research into the treatment and rehabilitation of paediatric non-acquired brain injury and/or cerebral palsy. Applicants who apply in this topic area and whose Principal Investigator is a full member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy are eligible to apply for up to £250,000 (our normal upper limit for grants is £200,000). For further information regarding these potential joint awards please follow this link: Potential joint awards from Action Medical Research and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust. The next closing date for these outlines will be in March 2015.

Exclusions

Please note that we do not provide:

  • grants towards service provision or audit studies
  • grants purely for higher education, although Research Training Fellows can independently register for a PhD
  • course fees for degrees or subsistence costs
  • grants for medical or dental electives
  • grants for work undertaken outside the UK
  • any indirect costs such as administrative or other overheads imposed by the University or other Institution
  • costs associated with advertising and recruitment of staff
  • 'top up' funding for work supported by other funding bodies
  • costs to attend conferences (current Action Medical Research grantholders may apply separately as the need arises during the grant)general appeals from other charities. Applications would normally come directly from research teams and projects need to be passed through our scientific peer review system
  • grants for research into complementary / alternative medicine
  • grants on how best to train clinical staff
  • grants for psychosocial aspects of treatment
  • grants on social research, family relationships or socioeconomic research
  • grants for very basic research with little likelihood of clinical impact within the short to medium term
  • applicants based in core funded units can apply but need to demonstrate added value.

Please also read our guidelines before deciding whether to apply for a grant.