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Research funding opportunities

Finding research funding

People look for research funding opportunities for a variety of reasons and this page provides a list of opportunities from charities and UK Government agencies that are open to nurse or midwife researcher applications. You'll see awards to apply for a research project; attend a conference; and help with the cost of post-registration study, such as studentships and fellowships. The RCN Foundation have various scholarships, bursaries and grants, and should be your first port of call. It's fair to say that there will always be more people searching for research funding than there is research funding to give, so knowing where to look is an important first step.

Please note, closing dates and awards are subject to change.

July 2018

August 2018

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UK Government funding

UK research councils

The UK's research councils invest around £3 billion each year into research.

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

  • 1 Nov. Stroke Association - postgraduate fellowships
  • 1 Nov. Stroke Association - postdoctoral fellowships
  • 12 Nov. Commonwealth Fund - Harkness fellowships in health care policy and practice
  • 14 Nov. Cancer Research UK - population research postdoctoral fellowship
  • 14 Nov. Cancer Research UK - population research committee project grants
  • 23 Nov. The Association for Perioperative Practice - education and research fellowship fund
  • 23 Nov. Kidney Research UK - allied health professional fellowship (open to nurses)
  • 28 Nov. Society for Endocrinology - early career grant and endocrine nurse grant
  • 30 Nov. Cancer Research UK - population research catalyst award
  • 30 Nov. Alzheimer's Society - dissemination grants
  • Nov (TBC). Fulbright Commission - postgraduate student awards
  • Nov (TBC). Fulbright Commission - scholar awards
  • Nov (TBC). The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust - postgraduate travelling fellowships
  • Nov (TBC). European Oncology Nursing Society - research travel grant
  • Nov (TBC). Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) - research funding

December 2018

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June 2019