Grants advice

In collaboration with partners across UCL the grants advice team provides comprehensive advice to all staff and students based within ICH-GOSH.  

We support 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 
  • Suggest the involvement of other support services and external agencies
    • Research Design Service (RDS) London
    • NIHR Clinical Research Network (North Thames)
    • Clinical Trials Unit
  • Provide feedback
  • Arrange mock interviews.

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.

For more information funders and funding calls, please visit the pages below: 

If you have a UCL contract (substantive or honorary) you can also access GRANTfinder - a comprehensive database of funding opportunities. Please contact Jacob Sweiry with your first name, last name and UCL email address to have an account set up.

Other advisors

Claire Westwood: Strategic Facilitator, UCL SLMS.
Claire supports the Grants Advice team with applications for fellowships and other personal awards.

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