Research Fund

2022 call for applications is now open -
up to £50,000 available for small research projects 

The Headlines Research Fund has been established to support our strategic research objectives and to answer the Top Ten Research Questions identified by our community. 

Our Research Strategy aims to:


  • Facilitate academic and clinical research

  • Support social care and policy research

  • Engage patients, carers and families in research

  • Enhance communication and collaboration.

A full version of our 5 year Research Strategy is available to download here.

The Research Fund is open to researchers based at UK universities or in the NHS undertaking innovative research projects that meet the above aims, though priority may be given to applications which also address Headlines’ Top Ten Priority Research Questions

Grant applications are invited up to a maximum value of £50,000.  Costs that can be included include salaries, consumables necessary to the research, equipment that is for exclusive use by the project and travel that is integral to the research project.  As members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)  we follow their funding guidance.  We are unable to cover fees or supervision costs. All indirect costs of research in universities are covered by the Charity Research Support Fund which is an element of government funding administered to universities as part of quality-related research funding. 

In managing research Headlines endorses the principles of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) with whom we hold Introductory Membership.   Headlines also supports the AMRC position statement supporting the use of animals in research

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Grant applications will be reviewed by the Headlines Research Committee which includes a patient/carer representative.


Where an application for funding exceeds £25,000, external peer reviews will be undertaken. The peer review process follows the guidelines set out by the AMRC.


The timeline for the application process will be as follows:


Monday 16th May 2022 – Call for funding applications opens

Friday 9th September 2022 – Closing date for applications

Before submitting an application, please ensure you download and read full details of the application process and the Terms & Conditions here:

Completed application forms and accompanying material should be submitted to