NIHR Research Capability Funding 2022-2023 Call

NIHR RCF is a research funding stream designed to help research-active NHS organisations attract, develop and retain high quality research, clinical and support staff. 

Bids are welcome from any area of clinical research but priority will be given to bids that will increase and develop new areas of high quality clinical research activity in the Trust and the University.

It is a requirement of the award that successful applicants will be expected to provide an interim progress report half way through the award and a final report within one month of the end of the funding.  This must detail the outcome of the work undertaken through NIHR RCF.

Please see attached guidance note and ensure that application forms are fully completed; any applications which require Trust Finance sign-off must be signed before submission.  To request a Trust costing, please email including the following:-

  • Name
  • Assignment number
  • Period start and end
  • WTE

Please note that if for a new member of staff, please include staff band instead of name and assignment number.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on Friday, 4 March 2022.  Applicants will be notified of decision week commencing Monday, 28 March 2022.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Senior Clinical Researchers, which includes Senior Investigators and Research Senior Leadership Team.

The guidance form can be found here

The application form can be found here

Please submit fully completed application forms, including appropriate costings and sign-off, to or by post to the Research Hub, Level 6, Leazes Wing, Royal Victoria Infirmary (marked for the attention of Norma Smith).