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 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.
Call for outline applications for project grants from across the UK from Action Medical Research.
Closing date of 21 November 2017 for outlines across our full remit. Outcomes are expected July 2018.
In this round we also have potential joint awards from Action Medical Research and the following organisations: Borne, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust, Action for A-T and the Myotubular Trust.
Potential joint awards from Action Medical Research and Borne
Applications will be considered through the Action Medical Research peer review system to fund project grants from across the UK for translational research to prevent death and disability in babies and children as a result of pregnancy complications and premature birth.
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 to help children with brain damage or other mental or physical disability at birth in particular through research into effective physiotherapy treatments and the dissemination of the results to the public.
Applicants who apply in this topic area and whose Principal Investigator or Joint 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).
Potential joint awards from Action Medical Research and Action for A-T
Action Medical Research and Action for A-T invite outline applications for UK based research projects into Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). We will consider high quality medical research projects that have the potential to lead to treatments and cures for the condition. Applications are invited across the fields of this multi-system condition however research must demonstrate to be of actual or future potential benefit to A-T patients.
Potential joint awards from Action Medical Research and the Myotubular Trust
Action Medical Research and the Myotubular Trust are teaming up to fund a project grant in 2018 for translational research into myotubular and centronuclear myopathy.
Applications that are not eligible for co-funding but meet the remit of Action Medical Research alone will also be considered in this round.
There is only one project grant outline proposal form (which is applicable for all project grant applications including joint awards).
Please note that we do not provide:
- grants towards service provision or audit studies
- grants purely for higher education, although Research Training Fellows are strongly encouraged to 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.