Royal Papworth Hospital’s Charity and Research and Development Directorate are delighted to announce their new collaboration, the Innovation Fund. Launched in line with the Trust’s 5-year strategy, the call for applications to the fund is now open.

The main aim of the Innovation Fund is to support feasibility or pilot work to facilitate applications for external, peer-reviewed research grant funding but self-contained projects will also be considered. The Fund will prioritise support for clinical studies with the clear potential to improve patient care both locally and across the NHS. Non-medical researchers are particularly encouraged to apply for the awards; an explicit goal of the Fund is to broaden our research active staff base.

 The call for applications is open to all employees of Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Individuals with Honorary Contracts with the Trust are welcome to apply, accepting that the grant will be held at the Trust.

Please see the attached Guidance Notes and Application Form for full details on how to apply.

The Deadline for applications is Sunday 29th May 2022, but you are encouraged to register your interest at the earliest opportunity so that your proposal can be optimally developed.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a panel to present their study in July.