Research funding

Funding opportunities 

The research development team works closely with investigators to identify opportunities and develop applications for research funding agencies. Details of external research funding opportunities relevant to the Trust’s clinical areas are regularly disseminated to Trust staff. To receive these notifications, please contact us by email specifying your professional background and your particular area of interest.  

In partnership with the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity, the Research Office offers annual funding to Healthcare Professionals through its Charity-funded Fellowship Programme

Funding support 

In order to maximise the success of our academic and investigator-initiated commercial grant applications, the research development team provides Trust staff with support throughout the development of a research grant or fellowship, from inception to submission.  

This support includes:

  • guidance on the most appropriate funding scheme for your research
  • partnership management of collaborative applications where the Trust is lead
  • developing project budgets and full economic costs
  • oversight of non-scientific content on applications
  • how to appropriately embed patient and public engagement activities 
  • statistical guidance in both the design and analysis phase
  • Trust approvals and signatories
  • Cost attribution (see AcoRD and SoECAT links below)
  • Contracting with academic funders
  • Communicating successful awards / awardees

If you would like to discuss an idea or upcoming application, contact the research development manager, 0330 128 8121 ext 2017 (internal extension 82107) in the first instance.

Research costs 

To find out more about the Department of Health and Social Care’s framework for attributing costs on a research funding application, please visit our page on AcoRD (Attributing the costs of health and social care Research and Development). 

To understand the requirement for completing a Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Template (SoECAT) at grant application stage, please visit our page on SoECAT.


This page will be updated over the coming months. If you have any suggestions on what information you would like access to with regards to research funding, please contact us