The Hugh Greenwood Legacy for Children’s Health Research

Applications are now invited to Round 3 of the Hugh Greenwood Legacy for Children’s Health Research.

Update: 7th October 2020

Across the University there is currently a restriction on matched funding of PhD studentships. Each Faculty will have its own guidance on this. Please liaise directly with senior colleagues within your Departmental / Institute / School for specific details.

In view of this uncertainty, applications to the Hugh Greenwood Legacy Fund PhD Studentship stream will be accepted even if confirmation of matched funding is not finalised by the deadline of submission: 9am, Monday 12th October 2020. However, all applications that do not have confirmed matched funding at this point must send details in writing before the Hugh Greenwood Awarding Panel meets, namely by close of play on 7th December 2020.

Please note: All applications will still need the approval and signature of the School/ Institute Executive Dean at the time of submission in order to be considered eligible.

The Faculty of HLS have confirmed that they will provide matched funding for a very limited number of the very highest quality and strategically aligned applications to Round 3 of the Hugh Greenwood Legacy Fund PhD Studentship stream.  Applications will be subject to the standard stringent review process and final decisions made by the Hugh Greenwood Awarding Panel in collaboration with Senior HLS colleagues, based on funding available at the time. You will need to state that you have applied to your Institute / Faculty for matched funding but await confirmation.

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 University of Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Applications for round 3 of the funding are invited to support outstanding children’s health research that addresses the needs of Alder Hey patients and their families/ carers. Specifically, they must address one of more of the Liverpool Health Partners ‘Starting Well’ Strategic Priorities (see Starting Well priorities).

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

Full guidance notes can be found here Hugh Greenwood Guidance doc 2020. The 2020 application form can be downloaded here Hugh Greenwood Application form 2020. The deadline to submit an application is 9am, Monday 12th October 2020.

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