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Research and Development Challenge Fund
King’s Health Partners is committed to research excellence across a wide spectrum of scientific areas, clinical specialties and sub-specialties.
The King’s Health Partners Research and Development Challenge Fund aims to support researchers from across our partners to explore and develop innovative ideas that may lead to new discoveries with the potential to transform human health. The Fund is designed to help researchers develop an evidence-base sufficient to enable them to apply for more substantial funding from established bodies such as the Medical Research Council or the Wellcome Trust.
From 2012, the Fund will run for three years and has an annual budget of £1.8m. Trustees of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, King’s College Hospital Charity, Maudsley Charity and King’s College London have invested this money to support research across King’s Health Partners.
The Fund is administered by King’s Health Partners and run by the Director of Research. It is permanently open for bids, and applications for funding are considered at meetings of the Research Assessment Committee which take place three times per annum.
For more information and guidelines about how to apply, visit the following pages: