PSC Support Research Project Award
One award for a research project that addresses an important and novel, basic or clinical research question relating to PSC, PSC-IBD and cholangiocarcinoma in line with the PSC Support Research Strategy.
For our 2024 funding round, one grant is available of up to £50,000. Subject to available funds and exceptional applications, additional £50,000 projects may be awarded in this round.
The maximum allowed budget per project is £50,000. Projects are expected to be around 2-3 years in duration. Only the direct costs associated with the project will be funded. Overhead allocation or other indirect costs, including senior or supervisory posts which are already covered by other funding will not be funded; equipment or capital costs will not be funded either. All costs must be clearly explained and justified.
Applications invited from: 01 April 2024
Application deadline: 01 May 2024
Decision date: 30 June 2024
Applications will be evaluated by PSC Support’s Scientific Review Committee (SRC) based on the criteria outlined below. The Trustees of PSC Support will approve the award of a grant for that research project based on the SRC recommendations. The successful applicant will be notified by early July 2024.
Scientific Appraisal Criteria
- Relevance of idea or proposal to PSC Support Research Strategy
- Progress towards patient-relevant outcomes
- Progress towards answering the Unanswered PSC Questions.
- Realistic costing and value for money
- Relationship to and the volume of research already available in the field
- Scientific quality or methodology
- Expertise of researchers
- Use of animals in research (if applicable)
Research should start as soon as possible after the grant is awarded. Ethical approvals, if required, must be in place before the work commences. All licences relating to research using animals must be valid and in place.
PSC Support is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities. Provided the study meets the NIHR’s definition of a ‘research study’, the selected project(s) will also be eligible for adoption by the UK Clinical Research Network and therefore will be eligible for NIHR support. For clinical research proposals, applicants are encouraged to contact their local NIHR Clinical Research Network for advice as early as possible.
Any queries relating to submission of the application must be referred directly to PSC Support. Applicants or their colleagues may not contact a Scientific Review Committee member or PSC Support Trustee to discuss any aspect of an application or the decision reached on it.
To apply, email completed and signed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm 01 May 2024.
Application forms are available from Mark at email@example.com.