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Funding Opportunities

Our Research Fund awards aim to attract the best scientists to support our vision of improving children's healthcare in Scotland.

Clinical Research Training Fellowships

For clinical trainees who deliver care in any field related to paediatrics based in any location.
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St Andrew's Society of New York PhD Studentship

Open to any graduate wishing to undertake a PhD. 
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Summer Scholarship

For undergraduate students at a higher education institute in the West of Scotland.  Download Application Form

Project Support Grants

Available to all researchers from any background.
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Small Project Grants

This is for research proposals in the field of children’s health and is only available to early stage researchers (within 5 years of a PhD/Higher medical degree). 
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Assesment Criteria

Applications are invited for different types of support throughout the year. View a list of previously previously funded research projects.

After the submission deadline, applications are reviewed by internal and (for grants over £5,000) external professionals where they are assessed according to the criteria specified in the Information for Applicants document.

Applicants whose proposals have satisfied all funding criteria and that sit above the threshold for funding will be informed of the success of their proposal. 

Other applicants will be informed of the outcome of their proposal and will be offered anonymous feedback from reviewers.

For Clinical Research Training Fellowships, applicants who meet the criteria for funding will be invited for interview by a panel. The interview will be held approximately 3 months after the submission deadline.

All applications are assessed by expert reviewers according to the following criteria:

  • Benefit to main applicant's career
  • Benefit to institution
  • Benefit to the health of newborns or children
  • Overall scientific value
  • Likelihood of achieving desired goals if supported

Additional criteria for fellowships, studentships and scholarships include:

  • Quality of the candidate
  • Scientific quality of project
  • Quality of supervisor
  • Appropriateness of research environment

Clinical Research Training Fellowships Scoring Criteria

PhD Studentship Scoring Criteria

Project Support Grants Scoring Criteria

Measuring the Impact of Your Research

The Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Research Fund uses Researchfish to collect data on outcomes and impacts arising from its awards.

Once annually, Grant Holders must submit research fund-related grant evaluation data during a defined time period through Researchfish. 

A final written report in the prescribed format must be submitted within 6 months of the end of the Grant period. A progress report in the form specified by the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Research Fund may also be requested from time to time.

Failure to submit a report may cause the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Research Fund to terminate an existing Grant and refuse to consider further applications from the Grant Holder.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about our Research Fund, please contact Jillian Bryce:
0141 451 5843