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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.

Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity PhD Studentship

Open to any graduate wishing to undertake a PhD. 
GCHC PhD Studentship Reviewers Guidance and Scoring Criteria
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Call opens: November 2019
Deadline: January 2020
Outcome: May 2020

Undergraduate Summer Scholarship

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

Call opens: November 2019
Deadline: January 2020
Outcome: April 2020

Project Support Grants

Available to all researchers from any background.
Project Support Grants Scoring Criteria
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Call opens: May 2019
Deadline: August 2019
Outcome: December 2019

Small Project Grants

This is available to early stage researchers (within 8 years of a PhD/Higher medical degree). 
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Call opens: May 2019
Deadline: August 2019
Outcome: December 2019

Assesment 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

GCHC PhD Studentship Reviewers Guidance and Scoring Criteria

Project Support Grants Scoring Criteria

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.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about our Research Fund, please contact Jillian Bryce:
0141 451 5843
Jillian.Bryce@glasgow.ac.uk