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Potential joint awards from Action Medical Research and The Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO)

Potential joint awards from Action Medical Research and The Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) to fund translational biomedical research in child health in Scotland.

Action Medical Research and the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) have agreed to support one or more project grants.

Action Medical Research and CSO will jointly fund the awards. Applicants can apply for up to £200k. The total amount available under this joint funding call for awards is £400,000.

Action Medical Research will administer the application peer review process using our open competition peer review system and manage the awards.

The Chief Scientist Office (CSO) is part of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates. It supports and promotes high quality research aimed at securing lasting improvements to the health of the people of Scotland.

Scope and eligibility

This call will cover translational biomedical research in the fields of child health to include problems affecting pregnancy, childbirth, babies, children and young people, where 'translational' is defined as having a clear pathway to patient benefit. Projects will be identified in open competition as part of a response mode round managed by Action Medical Research. Applications for joint funding will be from lead applicants with tenured posts at recognised Scottish Universities, NHS hospitals or research institutes. Collaborative applications from within Scotland are welcome, although the grant (and associated funding arrangements) will be with the lead applicant's institution. Named academic/clinical collaborators will be permitted from outside Scotland (or from outside the rest of the UK), but the lead applicant must be a permanent salaried member of staff at a Scottish HEI or NHS Health Board.

As a charity and a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), Action Medical Research only funds directly incurred costs. As a result, applicants will be able to request direct costs only.

Review process

Applications should be made to Action Medical Research though our normal grant round application forms and timelines. You can access a link to our outline application form here. Successful applicants from the outline stage will then be invited to complete a full application for full external peer review in open competition with all other applications in the grant round.

Action Medical Research’s Scientific Advisory Panel will assess the applications and the external reviews and make funding recommendations for consideration both by CSO and by Action Medical Research’s Board of Trustees.

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