Applications will be considered annually 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. The next closing date for outlines for these potential joint awards is to be announced.
Applicants who apply in the topic area of paediatric non acquired brain injury and /or paediatric cerebral palsy and whose Principal Investigator is a full member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy are eligible to apply for up to £250,000.
For these applications, paediatric non-acquired brain injury includes any brain injury caused by events before or during birth (prenatal and perinatal period). Cerebral palsy includes any movement disorder that is attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the fetal or infant brain. Exclusions to this definition include progressive neuromuscular conditions.
Applications will be assessed in competition with other applications within the Action Medical Research remit across a broad range of disciplines. Applications should be for nationally/internationally competitive research of high scientific merit likely to be published in a high impact journal and be presented at national/international conferences, with the potential to move the field forward scientifically and with potential clinical impact in the short to medium term.
Applicants should be employed in a UK based University, hospital or recognised research institute.
Applicants should check the Action Medical Research guidelines and exclusions for project grants.
Jointly-funded research awards will be subject to the standard Action Medical Research terms and conditions, together with these Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust conditions:
The lead researcher must be a Chartered Society of Physiotherapy member paying a current subscription for the Society. They are expected to be qualified and experienced in research (eg have a PhD or equivalent) and will be responsible for the conduct of the research and for monitoring its progress.
- The lead researcher must comply with national ethical and research governance standards (as with all Action Medical Research grants). To gain approval the lead researcher needs to complete the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS).
- In order to comply with registration requirements for randomised controlled trials, and to maintain a public portfolio of all SRP projects which are trials, successful applicants must apply for ISRCTN registration.
Support will not be provided for:
research that is part of a taught degree eg MSc, undergraduate
MPhil / PhD / DPhil / Post Doc university fees
educational courses or any educational activity.
- Researchers will be required to use Researchfish to report research output
- An additional sum of £600 from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust is available to the lead researcher to enable a presentation at Physiotherapy UK. Additional support may be available from Action Medical Research to attend other conferences on request.
- Applicants are able to include the cost of open access publishing fees within their budgets up to a ceiling of £2,500.