Research project grants 2020/21 (Round 1)

Opens 4th November 2019

The Trust is keen to support high quality research projects which are, perhaps, smaller than can be managed by the Research Councils or fall outside their priority themes but are important to understanding the mechanisms of ageing, treating disease and frailty and identifying and developing new and effective ways to improve the lives of older people.   We are also committed to funding research into treating diseases and conditions which disproportionately affect older people but are less well-funded (excluding cancer and heart disease).   As such, we will consider:

  • bioscience underpinning the mechanisms of ageing;
  • research relating to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of health services and social care delivery for older people;
  • research relating to improving technology and the built environment, to meet the needs of an ageing population;
  • behavioural research;
  • clinical and applied research;
  • health services research;
  • public health research;

We particularly welcome:

  •  multidisciplinary approaches;
  • pilot and proof-of-concept studies that can provide sufficient evidence for larger studies which can attract support from major funding bodies;

As an applicant, you will be expected to:

  • set out your Pathway to Impact, providing a clear demonstration of what the research is expected to achieve within a reasonable time frame, in terms of patient benefit/improving the health and well-being of older people;
  • show how your project will support the development of research careers to increase and sustain capacity in the Trust’s priority areas of interest.

Requests for research funding are appraised against criteria set out within our Research Funding Strategy, in addition to the basic criteria set out in the Grant Making Policy.

Please note that we operate a 2-stage application process for research project grants. First, you will need to submit an outline application and then if your application is short-listed, you will be invited to submit a full application.

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