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 (171.79 KB) 


NIHR GOSH BRC Healthcare Scientist and Pharmacist Postgraduate Training Call

CLOSED: Applicants may apply for funding to support any postgraduate training opportunity that will enable applicants to develop their skills and capabilities in translational research activities. Up to £50,000 per year total funding is available, for up to three years.

Internal GOSH and ICH applicants only

OPEN VACANCY: 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).

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Funding call

CLOSED: This call is aimed at complex problems in healthcare that might now be tackled through the application of artificial intelligence approaches, and whose solution is likely to be of substantial impact to the quality of patient care. The scope of the call is broad, covering clinical and operational problems aligned to scheduling, flow and/or anomaly detection, where a novel solution could be rapidly deployed for clinical use.