Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Calls for proposals

Stimulus for 3D printing and visualisation in healthcare application

Ongoing development in 3D visualisation and 3D printing are creating exciting and seemingly endless possibilities in healthcare spanning a variety of clinical specialties, providing novel solutions in, for example, surgical planning, patient education and training simulation.

This Call seeks to attract proposals that aim to demonstrate health care and economic benefits in the following areas:

Surgery and surgical planning leading to, for example, improved, safer or more efficient clinical care;

Training and education (including patient education);

Interfacing, for example, generating software solutions for the segmentation of CT, MRI or ultrasound;   

Diversification of the use of 3D technologies in the healthcare setting.

Whilst 3D printing has potential to be transformational, there is little conclusive evidence in the published literature regarding health economic benefits. To help address this gap in knowledge, ACT has set aside funding to allow a health economic element to be incorporated into research proposals and has engaged with health economic experts at the University of East Anglia so that funded projects can generate empirically derived evidence of costs and benefits.

A workshop and surgery will be held on 22nd January 2018 (agenda) and is open to prospective applicants. Successful applicants will have continued access this expertise throughout the course of their project. Register your interest in attending the workshop with


Guidance for Applicants and Application form.  


CResearch fellowambridge Clinical Research Fellowships

Fostering the future leaders of clinical research

The Cambridge Clinical Research Fellowships scheme has supported outstanding doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in the early stages of the clinical academic research training pathway. The scheme offers intensive research training in an exceptional environment and provides an entry point into a career in clinical academia.  It provides salary support and a consumable allowance for up to one year during which time it is anticipated that successful candidates will apply for nationally competitive fellowships, with a view to completing a PhD.

Since 2007, Cambridge Clinical Research Fellowships have been supported by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and the Evelyn Trust. In 2016, they were also supported by co-funding from the Isaac Newton Trust  and a generous gift to ACT from the family of Phillip Greenwood and we are delighted this will continue in 2017. 

The 2017 round of Fellowships for medics is now closed and will not reopen until 2018. Further information is available by contacting Claire Teager via

Fellowships for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will open later in 2017. For details contact Professor Christi Deaton via