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The Medical Sciences Internal Fund pump priming scheme accepts applications for small awards (up to £10k) to enable investigators to obtain pilot data to support larger scale applications for external research funding in the future.

Non-staff research costs, including equipment, are eligible. The fund is open to all members of the Medical Sciences Division but priority will be given to early career clinical researchers who are establishing their independent career. For this reason, if the applicant is an early career clinical researcher this should be made clear in the application. Proposals that can demonstrate matching funding from other sources will be received favourably.


Please submit your application online via the Internal Research Award Management System (IRAMS) by midday on Wednesday 17 January 2018. 

Guidance in the form of quick reference guide (QRG) documents for applicants, departmental approvers and administrators can be found on Research Support pages.

Note that some departments may have set an earlier internal deadline so please check with your local admin team and prepare your application well in advance of the date advertised above. Applications must be reviewed online by departmental approvers and, where approved, submitted to the Committee for review before the deadline. 

Please complete the application form including a two-page summary of the research proposed under the headings in the case-for-support template provided. Please submit this as a single PDF.

For application deadlines and further details on how to apply please see the Medical Sciences Internal Fund homepage.

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