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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.

Undergraduate summer scholarships

This is available to students, currently enrolled on an undergraduate course at a UK university, who are considering a career in paediatric or maternity-related research, but who have not yet had an opportunity to experience research. 

Call opens: March 2023
Deadline: 17th April 2023
Outcome: 30th April 2023

Once you have completed and signed all the documents in the application pack, please complete this online form to submit your application. Please ensure you attach your signed guideline and checklist form and your completed application.

Assessment Criteria

Applications are invited for different types of support throughout the year. View a list of 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.

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

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

Measuring the Impact of Your Research

Successful applicants are required to submit regular reports. 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.

Download Your Application Pack

Ready to get started? Download your application pack to access all the documents you will need before submitting your application.

When you're ready to submit, head to the link at the bottom of this page. 

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