Application Deadline: 9th September 2022
Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research is an independent charity dedicated to funding research that will help to improve quality of life for people living with a spinal cord injury (SCI).
Up to half a million people worldwide will sustain a spinal cord injury every year. Many will experience debilitating complications from their injury. Our Research Grants Programme is focussed on the following areas, each of which affects the quality of life of people living with SCI. We hope that this research leads to new treatments and therapies, deepening of understanding, and dissemination of best practice in these areas:
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Pressure Ulcers
- Neuropathic Pain
- Assistive Technology for Upper Limb function
We provide grants of up to £150,000 for projects of up to 3 years, but also welcome applications for smaller projects. You should be realistic and request a level and duration of funding that is appropriate to your proposed activities.
We welcome submissions from researchers for proposals that fall within one of our four priorities. Furthermore, our emphasis is on the treatment and management of people with non-progressive spinal cord injuries and we expect proposals to have this as their primary focus. Research projects should have clinical impact and a stated intention of disseminating the results of the study.
We welcome applications from institutions around the world but require that at least one UK-based clinical or academic centre be involved in the work.
All applications will be assessed on research method, feasibility and clinical impact by our independent Scientific Advisory Board. SMSR is a proud member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and follows its best practice standards for peer review, ensuring that decisions on research funding are made in a fair and transparent way.
Official Website: Grant application