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For Researchers

How to apply for money

All research has a cost and the R&D Unit is able to help with calculating the cost of a study. The R&D Grant Development Officer can work with investigators to indetify potential study funding and can offer assistance with making applications for study specific funding.

Funding Awards

There are many different funding schemes available to researchers at all levels of their career.  The Research & Development Unit can offer advice as to which scheme will suit you 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 and project costing.

For further information on how to get support please contact the Research Grant Development Officer.

R&D Newsletter

The R&D Unit has a newsletter that includes the latest funding calls - if you would like to be added to the circulation list for this please email the Research Grant Development Officer.

Other support

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

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.

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 Annual Educational Bursary Award. The awards are funded by York and Scarborough 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