Funding for Research

We do not provide funding for external projects. But there are other organisations and agencies that do.

RD Funding

This website provides details on health related research funding opportunities, including funding bodies, levels of funding and application criteria for specific research. It also offers support to anyone requiring help in applying for funding and holds an ‘open house’ on Wednesday mornings.

RD Funding's Mental Health funding - mental health funding opportunities, alternatively search the RDfunding main website for information.

National Institute for Health research programme

This organisation commissions and funds NHS and social care research with the aim of improving quality and focus of the research.

UK Mental Health Research Network (MHRN)

The UK MHRN aims to coordinate the delivery of large scale research projects, and act as a host for clinical research rather than funding individual projects. It identifies mental health research needs and champions the involvement of service users and carers in research.

Medical Research Council (MRC)

The neurosciences and mental health board is the MRC board responsible for funding into specific types of mental health research, for example, neurology, mental health and psychiatry and medically relevant psychology. They provide a number of grants, such as a research grant which funds research in UK universities and NHS trusts.

Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) research and development programme

The SDO commissions research into six priority themes, and therefore does not provide specific funding to other’s specific projects. Calls for research proposals are made in connection with the following themes – patient and carer centred services, workforce issues, evaluating models of SDO, change management, studying healthcare organisations and SDO research methods.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust's aim is to foster and promote research with the aim of improving human and animal health. They provide a range of funding opportunities for both organisations and individuals, including fellowships, and research project support.