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 a 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 
  • Signpost and suggest the involvement of other support services and external agencies, for example:
    • Research Design Service (RDS) London
    • NIHR Clinical Research Network (North Thames)
    • Clinical Trials Unit
  • Provide feedback on your draft application, peer review comments and response to reviewers 

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

To access support please email: and we aim to respond to your request within three working days. We recommend that you contact the Grants Advice team as early as possible to ensure we can provide you with adequate support.

Other advisors

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 Design 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.