There are a wide range of bodies that fund health research. It is vital to the success of your project that it is costed accurately. If needed, your local R&D office can suggest suitable sources of funding, and will need to advise you on costing your project. It is important that you understand the distinctions between research costs, support costs and treatment costs and how they are provided.

Applicants must secure any project funding required from bodies outside the NHS before submitting the applications to review bodies for approvals. Otherwise, if funding has not been secured, and the funding body later requires changes to be made to the proposal, these would require further review by the review bodies.

Further information about funding available for health research is also provided by: