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  Springboard Grant

A Springboard grant is an internal subsidy primarily available to provide the following:

  • A financial platform for those starting out in research who have no access to funding
  • A financial boost for research groups hoping to develop NIHR-portfolio research

A grant awarded may be for any of the following:

  • In-house studies once Research Ethics Committee (REC) (if applicable)  and R&D Permission has been granted - up to £3000 per project
  • Research projects not requiring REC permission to cover stationary, postage and travel/conference expenses - up to £1500 per project
  • Supplementation for in-house RfPB or NIHR projects (limited to one grant per project) - up to £8000 per project (amount awarded will be at the discretion of the R&D Manager)
  • Feasibility or pilot study required to enable a full study to be undertaken with an NIHR project grant - up to £8000 per project

Final funding allocation will be decided by the R&D directorate and will only be released following successful approval by the Trust's RRB and REC (if required).

The funds will be held in the R&D budget for a period of 3 years.  Any funds not used after that period will be reclaimed by R&D.

Applications for the grant may be made at any time during the year. To apply for this grant complete the application form in the links section of this page or, for more information please contact R&D via

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