Grants advice

In collaboration with partners across UCL the Grants Advice team in the Joint R&D office provides comprehensive advice to all staff and students based within Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL GOS Institute of Child Health.  

What we do

Grants Advice team provide pre-award support to all grant applications, from large programme grants to smaller project grants and fellowship awards. We can:

  • Advise on suitable grant funders and funding streams
  • Assist with the preparation of applications
  • Provide feedback on your draft application, peer review comments and response to reviewers
  • Signpost and suggest the involvement of other support services and external agencies, for example: Research Support Service (RSS) London, NIHR Clinical Research Network (North Thames), Clinical Trials Unit

We can also give advice regarding the long-term sustainability of your research and ways in which your programme of research can develop.

We recommend that you contact the Grants Advice team as soon as you have a research idea to ensure we can provide you with adequate support.

Book a 1-to-1 session

If you would like assistance in searching for a potential funder or support with your application please email

We aim to respond to your request within three working days.

Other advisors

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in Research

Involving patients and members of the public is essential to the research we carry out at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH.

For queries about Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) please contact

Learn more about how to involve patients and the public in your research by listening to PPIE podcasts here

UCL SLMS Research Coordination Office 

SLMS Research Coordination Office supports UCL researchers and the Grants Advice team with applications for fellowships and other personal awards as well as coordinates large strategic grants where internal selection processes are required.

UCL Translational Research Office (TRO)

The TRO specialise in translation research projects, supporting application preparation and providing project management support.

UCL Business (UCLB)

UCLB work with researchers and clinicians to bring technologies through the journey from invention to market.

UCL European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO)

The UCL ERIO is now providing a proposal writing consultancy service and offers support from concept to final grant submission, including assistance in structuring and targeting the scientific section, the expected impacts section, writing the implementation, management and finance sections and aiding in partner search. For more details email: or

NIHR Research Support Service

Support development and design of high quality research proposals for submission to NIHR funding programmes and other open, national, peer reviewed funding competitions within healthcare or social care research.