Nottingham Hospitals Charity Research Fund Pump Priming Competition 2021 - now open!
Applications to Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Pump Priming Competition are invited from clinical professionals working at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Joint applications with University partners are welcome.
The competition aims to provide entry level grants for research projects by giving early studies a cash injection (pump priming) to get them up and running. Proposals which are interdisciplinary in nature will be particularly welcome.
This annual competition remains funded by a generous donation of up to £125,000 from Nottingham Hospitals Charity. It is expected that this scheme will fund a number of small project grants of up to £25,000
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 19 September 2021
You can download an application form which includes additional guidance here.
This competition, funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity, is unique to NUH. There are currently no other means of obtaining entry level funding for proof of concept feasibility studies and this scheme helps to increase the chances of applicants’ success in winning competitive external funding.
It is well worth submitting an application; all are considered carefully by peer reviewers from the cross-disciplinary Charity Research Board.
Meet our Charity Research Board members
- Professor Harish Vyas, Chair
- Dr. Joanne Cooper, Vice Chair - Assistant Director of Nursing (Research, Innovation and Professional Regulation)
- Dr. Louise Bramley - Institute of Nursing and Midwifery care Excellence - Clincal Lead Research and Innovation
- Dr. Joseph Manning - Clinical Associate Professor in Children, Young People and Families Nursing
- Professor Stephen Ryder - Clinical Director of Research and Innovation
- Professor Stephen Chan - leading Consultant Oncologist and the Director of Clinical Trials in Breast cancer and Gynaecological Cancer
- Dr. Don Sharkey - Clinical Associate Professor of Neonatal Medicine
- Professor Ben Ollivere - Professor of Trauma Surgery
- Professor Roshan das Nair - Professor of Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology
- Professor Anthony King - Consultant Ophthalmologist
From Family Health:
- Dr. Tabitha Randell - Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes