The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Research and Innovation


Below is a range of research funding opportunities specific to Cardio-Respiratory.


Asthma UK & British Lung Foundation Partnership

A range of funding is available including senior fellowships, project grants and innovation grants. To learn more please visited the Asthma UK Website.

British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation offers research funding opportunities throughout the year ranging from project and programme awards, infrastructure, fellowships for medical, nurses and other healthcare professionals, springboard and starter grants, meeting and travel bursaries throughout the year. For further details, please read their What we fund Web Page.

British Scoliosis Research Foundation

The BSRF launch a range of research funding opportunities on a bi-annual basis. They are Small exploratory grant, New investigation grant and Major research grant, available to appropriately qualified professionals such as scientists, clinicians, and allied health professionals (nurses, psychologists or physiotherapists).

Submission deadlines; 31st January and 1st August.

Further details can be found through their Research Grants Web Page.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Venture and Innovation (VIA) awards are leverage funding, whereby funds are awarded following the success of an application to an external funding body.

VIA funding is agreed in principle prior to submission of an external funding body application. Please contact us well in advance of your submission in order for us to consider your application. Contact; through the CFT Website.

Heart Research UK

HRUK have launched the Novel and Emerging Technologies (NET) grants to diagnose, treat and prevent heart disease and related conditions up to £250,000.

Submission deadline for outline application; 1st September - 1st October 2020. To learn more about applying for a Heart Research UK Medical Research Grant, please see the HRUK Website.

Royal College of Surgeons of England

We offer a wide range of research fellowships, awards, grants and lectureships to support all career stages, from medical students through to consultants working in university departments and hospitals throughout the UK and abroad. For more information about schemes, please visit their Fellowships, Awards and Grants Web Page.

Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust

The Trust offers one grant of up to £1.7 million to support a five-year programme of translational biomedical research. UK medical schools and NHS organisations are able to submit one application annually,

Submission deadline; Applications for the 2021 Award will be invited from 1st August 2020. Further details can be found though the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust Grant Programmes Web Page.

Tuberous Sclerosis Association

This charity offers funding for PhD studentships, Fellowships and Project grants with two rounds per year, please see their Research governance and policies Web Page for further information.

William Harvey Research Foundation

WHRF will fund Innovation Award Research Projects, PhD Studentships and research fellowships as well as cutting edge-equipment to facilitate a research project, see how this works by vising the WHRF Grants Web Page.


LTHT Research funding application support

For support with preparing and submitting a research funding application, please do not hesitate to contact Bex Savage via email: