Small grants

Our small grants provide funds for small-scale research projects and pilot studies.


There are up to 3 small grant deadlines each year. 

Unfortunately there will not be a small grant deadline in September 2019.

The next deadline will be in 2020. We will update the deadlines as soon as possible.


Applications are invited for grants of up to 24 months and for a maximum of £50,000.


Grants are tenable only at a United Kingdom university, NHS Trust, statutory social care organisation or other research institution.

Principal applicants should hold employment contracts that extend beyond the period of the grant.

Co-applicants and collaborators may be based at institutions outside the UK or at pharmaceutical or biotech companies.

Please note that funding for cohort studies is only available through a cohort study grant.

In 2018, we received 48 applications and awarded 4 grants.

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