The Hugh Greenwood Legacy for Children’s Health Research

Round 2 of the Hugh Greenwood Legacy for Children’s Health Research is now open.

The University of Liverpool is in receipt of an £800,000 gift intended to fund a competition for Children’s health research projects held between the UoL and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Applications for round 2 of the funding are invited to support outstanding children’s health research that addresses the needs of Alder Hey patients and their families/ carers. The deadline to submit an application is Monday 22 July 2019, 16:00.

Applications must have one senior nominated healthcare or research professional lead from Alder Hey and one senior nominated lead applicant from the University of Liverpool. The fund supports three streams for funding;

  • Co-supervised (non-clinical) PhD Studentships
  • Collaborative pump-priming awards
  • Clinical and Non-clinical Research Fellowships

Applications to any stream are welcome, but we would like to particularly encourage applications for both Clinical Research Fellowships (open to Clinical and Allied Health Professionals including but not limited to medics, nurses, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers etc.), and Non-Clinical Research Fellowships.

Fellowships can be undertaken in any discipline using any approach (eg basic science, translational research, innovation research such as bringing engineering/ technology into a healthcare setting, improving understanding of health and disease using humanities or social sciences methods). Research must be NHS facing and address the needs of Alder Hey patients and their families/carers.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday 22 July 2019, 16:00. You can download the guidance and application form for the 2019 funding round here.

Alongside this, we will be holding the next Alder Hey/ University of Liverpool Children’s Health Partnership Event on Wednesday 19 June 2019, 8.30 – 14:00, at Alder Hey. The agenda is still being finalised (see the draft agenda here) but the day will include a Hackathon and 60 Second Soapbox Pitches session to build collaborations, particularly in relation to the Hugh Greenwood Fund. There will also be short updates on the research that was funded by Hugh Greenwood in the last round.

To attend, please register here.

Please note: the event is password protected. The password to view the registration page is HUGHGREENWOOD2019.

If you have any queries, please address them to hughgreenwoodfund@liverpool.ac.uk