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 first 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.

For full details on how to apply, please open the Guidance Notes and Application Form.

The Deadline for applications is Sunday 4th July, but you are encouraged to register your interest at the first opportunity so that your proposal can be optimally developed. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a panel to present their study in early September.