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Research Fund

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


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.


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


**Please note that all available funds have been allocated this year,

   so no further applications  can be considered at this time**  

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