Applying for Research Funding

Borne has teamed up with Action Medical Research (AMR) to fund project grants from across the UK for translational research to prevent death and disability in babies and children as a result of pregnancy complications. 

Applications are invited in the fields of: preterm birth and factors leading to preterm birth; pre-eclampsia; IUGR; maternal environment to ensure healthy babies; the development of the baby during pregnancy; monitoring fetal health during pregnancy; monitoring the health of the baby during delivery; preparation for pregnancy to improve outcomes for the baby including nutrition; studies that follow the outcomes of babies and children following treatments given during pregnancy; neonatal care including necrotising enterocolitis; neonatal and perinatal interventions to reduce the long term consequences of birth asphyxia. 

Applications may be made for project grants of up to three years full time funding and up to £200,000 per award, including applications for pump-priming awards (of up to £75,000 with a likely timescale of one year to 18 months to cover running costs and technical support to help researchers develop original and innovative ideas).  Applications may include pilot studies that will generate data enabling larger scale applications to funding bodies or practical application. 

Up to £500,000 in AMR and Borne co-funded projects is available in 2018.  Outline applications will be graded on both potential clinical impact and scientific quality. A combination of clinical and science applicants is particularly welcome including novel scientific collaborations that could bring new insight into the problems of preterm birth. Focused high quality research that can be translated into clinical solutions in the short to medium term is encouraged.

Research outlines should be submitted to Action Medical Research via their online application form. Successful applicants from the outline stage will be invited to complete a full application for full external peer review in open competition with other applications in the grant round.


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