Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Research grants

ACT has a proud and successful track record in funding research at Cambridge University Hospitals. We ensure the research we support is value for money and use robust ways to allocate funding and evaluate the impact of the projects we support.

ACT makes funding available to researchers and is intended to support innovative and sustainable research, build research capacity and extend the capabilities of our two hospitals, addressing gaps in funding and research that otherwise would not be possible. 

We invite proposals from bona-fide researchers aligned with our research policy under the following funding schemes: 

Cambridge Clinical Research Fellowships

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is the bedrock of this prestigious scheme which has been in operation since 2007.  ACT, together with the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, the Evelyn Trust and other supporters makes funding available to support doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals at the Addenbrooke’s and Rosie Hospitals and the University of Cambridge. The fellowships are strategically positioned at the entry point to the clinical academic training pathway fuelling the pipeline with aspirational researchers and fostering the future leaders of clinical research. 

The Cambridge Clinical Research Fellowship scheme is open annually (February for doctors and later in the year for other disciplines). Further information can be found here

Catalyst and bridge funding

ACT funding is a catalyst that ‘makes research happen’ whether this is pump priming or pilot studies that eventually lead to more extensive programmes of research; bridging temporary gaps in funding to allow research projects to continue and prevent the disintegration of valuable research teams or to purchase new equipment. There is an open call for proposals intended to support a diverse range of healthcare categories, research activities and disciplines. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis as the availability of funding permits.

Themed calls for proposals

From time to time, as the availability of funding permits, ACT invites proposals dedicated to a specific area of research such as the 2014 Call for Proposals for research into Parkinson's disease.

We are pleased to receive applications from bona-fide researchers through our regular grant giving mechanisms and to discuss other opportunities. Contact Grant holders are expected to adhere to ACT’s Grant Agreement, available on request.