BRC Doctoral Training Support Fund awards

Research and innovation - Lab services

CLOSED. Research students were invited to apply to the Doctoral Training Support Fund for funding to support the running costs for translational clinical research/experimental medicine projects being undertaken within GOSH and ICH. 

Recent awards

This year, PhD students have been awarded grants of up to £2500 each


Primary Supervisor

Project Title

Amount funded (£)

Gintare Vaitkute

Mona Bajaj-Elliott

Impact of perturbation of gut microbiota and infection on clinical outcomes in paediatric stem cell transplantation


Atheer Ujam

Patrizia Ferretti

Cartilage engineering from autologous fat for oro-facial deformity reconstruction


Roland Preece

Waseem Qasim

Strategies to enhance T cell engineering


Victoria Jones

Andy Copp

Lumbosacral lipoma: developing a biomarker and mechanisms of neurological dysfunction


Melanie Koelbel

Fenella Kirkham

The relationship between sleep and cortisol on neurocognitive functioning in children and adolescents with sickle cell disease: A home polysomnography and Actiwatch study


Rui Wong

Jane Sowden

Identification of Usher gene function by using patient iPSCs to remodel the disease phenotype within the retinal pigment epithelium


Kathleen Birley

John Anderson

Evaluation of B7-H3 as a Novel Target for Immunotherapy in Childhood Cancer


Lisa Hentschel

Jane Sowden

Understanding why PAX6 mutation causes poor vision from birth using 3D retinal organoids generated from human pluripotent stem cells


Ciara Mulhern

Despina Eleftheriou

Discovering novel genetic causes for monogenic inflammatory diseases


Elsa Irving

Andy Stoker

Identifying Novel Therapeutic Leads for Neuroblastoma


Call information

Supported projects must be patient and/or disease relevant research including basic laboratory science, pre-clinical and early-phase clinical research (phase 0-II) aligned with the research themes of NIHR GOSH BRC. Further information on the objectives of GOSH BRC and the remit of each of the four research themes can be found on the GOSH BRC website.

Applicants are eligible to apply if they:

  • registered prior to the 2017/18 academic year
  • will be able to complete the proposed research for the purposes of this source of funding before they enter Completing Research Student (CRS) status
  • Have not previously been awarded a BRC Doctoral Training Support Grant

Funds may be accessed from 1st April 2018 and must be fully spent by 31st March 2019.

Details of the application procedure can be found on the ICH intranet 

Important dates

Submission of application forms for approval to By 5pm on Friday 23rd February 2018