Funding Application

How to make a research grant application

SCaRF is able to receive research grant applications on a rolling programme so there are no deadlines.

Applications are considered individually on merit. Upon receipt the application will be acknowledged and circulated to the charity’s Trustees and Medical Advisors. If it is considered necessary specialist expert opinion will be saught.

When the Medical and Scientific advisors have made their comments on the application the Trustees will meet to discuss funding. The Trustees will look at the amount of funding requested and the length of the research programme.

In particular the Trustees are looking for original and innovative research that promises to deliver effective improvements to patient care in the relatively near future.

SCaRF has a history of “pump-priming” projects so that an initial set of results can be published to attract continuing funding, which would be beyond the means of a small charity like SCaRF, from the larger grant givers once initial data is available.

Researchers will be informed of the progress of their application and given the opportunity to respond to any major concerns expressed by expert opinion.

At SCaRF we try and make the application process as straight forward as possible but as with all aspects of medical research funds are limited and the Trustees set a high standard for successful applications.

Please e-mail for a Research Grant Application Form – see Contact Us page