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Funding for research studies

Funding for research projects is available from both internal NHS GGC sources and also from external sources. 

In addition to reading the guidance, it is often useful to contact the fund administrator to discuss your proposed research and to determine if it is likely to be viewed favourably by the review panel. Also, you may be able to view studies which have been successful on their website.

In addition to the sources listed here, there may be funding available specifically for your clinical area.

NHS GGC Funding

NHS GGC R&D Endowment Funding provides grants of between £8-15kfor a projects lasting between  1-2 years.

Yorkhill Research Support Fund fund research projects relating to children's health (including pregnancy) with a maximum of £40,000.

NHS GGC Partnerships Mental/ Sexual Health Endowment Fund provides grants for between £40-60k for research projects lasting up to 2 years, and also personal awards to backfill 1-2 sessions/ week for up to 2 years for research activities.

External Funding

Burdett Trust awards grants of £2-8k for projects lasting for up to 9 months.

NHS Education Scotland General Nursing Council Fund provide grants of up to £5k. Toby Mohammed, Head of Practice Development for the Acute Sector) is a member of the panel and can advise you about what is likely to be funded.

The Chief Scientist Office at the Scottish Government is currently reviewing its funding streams and will announce new guidance in due course.