Funding and opportunities

Information about funding calls, opportunities and job vacancies available across all NIHR GOSH BRC themes.

Before submitting an application we strongly advise that you read and understand the eligibility criteria for each of the respective funding opportunities. If you have any questions please email GOSH BRC. Please also note the following general points:

Grant funding is inclusive of VAT. The funding is allocated annually, and as per NHS financial regulations, each year’s funding must be spent within the financial year and completely invoiced by 20 March of that financial year. Any invoices received in the next financial year cannot be processed. Please note that no funds can be carried over. Each subsequent year’s funding is contingent on adherence to the terms and conditions.

For grant funding with the BRC’s main research themes, all applicants should update their cohorts metadata in the 2018 Rare Diseases Cohorts catalogue (please contact Dauda Bappa for a copy of the catalogue).

Expenditure will be reviewed quarterly and any underspend assessed. If there is a significant unjustified underspend by the final quarter of the financial year, the remaining funding will be retracted.

Please acknowledge GOSH BRC support on all publications resulting from this funding. Find out more. A summary of previous successful applicants/awards can be found below. 

BRC Opportunities for Funding and Support - Previous Awards (170.34 KB) 


GOSH BRC Junior Faculty Conference and Training Support Fund

CLOSED: The GOSH BRC is committed to strengthening and developing support for junior researchers. All staff and students employed by GOSH or ICH who are undertaking translational research projects are eligible to apply to the GOSH BRC Conference and Training Support Fund but the fund is primarily aimed at junior researchers. It aims to help researchers who do not have access to alternate funding streams (e.g. research grants, theme budgets) to attend and participate in virtual conferences, meetings and training opportunities.

Internal GOSH and ICH applicants only.

MRes/PhD project proposal opportunity - UKRI CDT in AI enabled Healthcare

CLOSED: This is a call for any translational projects that will involve the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to solve improving the health of children with rare or complex diseases (e.g. using AI for any aspect of the development of new treatments, biomarkers, diagnostics or imaging).

Internal GOSH and ICH applicants only

Clinical Academic Programme Lead, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Research

CLOSED: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Academic Programme Lead – Nursing and Allied Health Professional Research, to join the Centre for Outcomes and Experience Research in Children’s Health (ORCHID) team within the Directorate of Nursing and Patient Experience at GOSH. The post is funded by the NIHR GOSH Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and supports activity across the Directorate of Research and Innovation (R&I).

NIHR GOSH BRC National Biosample Centre - Call for Projects

OPEN: The Rare Disease Cohorts and Novel Therapies themes are continuing to provide limited funding to fund a few projects (cohort sample storage), to be spent at the NIHR-NBC. The call is for storage/collection/analysis at NIHR-NBC only, no salaries will be covered. This call will now operate as a rolling service until the allocated funding has been fully used, applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. 

Internal GOSH and ICH applicants only.