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For Researchers

How to apply for money

There are many different funding schemes available to researchers at all levels of their career.  The Research & Development Office can offer advice as to which scheme will suit you and your idea best.  They will also support you in all aspects of any applications you wish to submit to a funder, running Patient & Public Involvement focus groups, project costing's and study design.

For further information on how to get support please contact the Research & Development Office on ext 6996 or email

There is plenty of support within York in addition to the Research & Development Office to help you in applying for research funds.

Health Data Research UK and MRC Regulatory Support Centre are pleased to offer the following event:

Accessing COVID-19 Data  

Taking place via Zoom from 10am on September 6th, 2021

This webinar, hosted jointly by UKRI Medical Research Council and Health Data Research UK, showcases the routine health and administrative data (e.g. routine NHS data and Census data) available to researchers interested in conducting COVID-19 research.  Sessions will focus on:

What data is available and how to access it

Results from recent Data and Connectivity COVID-19 research

How researchers can apply for HDR UK funding for COVID-19 research

To secure your space please register at:

Research Design Service Yorkshire and Humber

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the Research Design Service Yorkshire and Humber supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals to the National Institute for Health Research and other national, peer reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.  All services are provided free of charge, and can help researchers transform ideas into research proposals or develop existing research proposals.

York Trials Unit

York Trials Unit works to undertake national, scientifically rigorous, randomised trials of the effectiveness and efficiency of existing or potential health care interventions in health care.

The Research & Development Office circulates a weekly funding alert email to staff, if you would like to be on the mailing list for this please contact Lydia Harris

The Research Design Service also have a list of all current calls and competitions being advertised by the National Institute of Health Research, the largest funder of health research in the NHS. Click here to review the current list of open calls and competitions.

Education Bursary

There is a Trust's Annual Educational Bursary Award. The awards are funded by York Teaching Hospital Charity.

Staff with permanent contracts, who have been with the Trust for two years or more are encouraged to apply for the annual Educational Bursary Award aimed at enhancing the education and learning of staff.

The learning opportunity must add to the individual’s ability to enhance their competencies and capabilities and offer opportunities to spread knowledge learnt and best practice amongst colleagues. The applicant will need to be able to evaluate the impact of the learning opportunity to their career progression and wider workforce and demonstrate patient benefit.

The learning opportunity can be experiential/ observational learning (travelling to another Trust, even overseas, to view good practice) or it could be formal such as a qualification.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Importance of the educational opportunity to the individual, directorate and the Trust
  • Clear rationale for undertaking the educational opportunity
  • Clear justification for funding
  • Clear explanation of the impact of the learning opportunity to the individual and wider workforce
  • Clear dissemination plans to spread new knowledge and best practice
  • The proposal should meet guidelines for appropriate use of charitable funds by York Teaching Hospital Charity
  • Funding unavailable from other sources.

1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

York and Scarborough

100 research studies open to recruitment


4760 patients recruited into clinical trials