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Local funding

Research Capability Funding (RCF) is provided by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to buy out staff time to enable them to prepare NIHR research grant applications, and/or to generate preliminary or underpinning data to support an NIHR application; a "pump-priming" grant.

Above and Beyond allocate funds for grants to conduct pilot feasibility or "Pump-priming" studies in UH Bristol that will lead to a larger grant application to a funding body (other than NIHR). 

Applications for Above and Beyond and Research Capability Funding (RCF) grants of up to £20,000 are reviewed by the UHBristol Research Funding Committee twice a year.

The Autumn 2017 Call is now open.  The deadline for submission of applications is 09:00 Wednesday 25 October 2017. For further details, please visit /research-innovation/information-for-researchers/research-funding-and-applying-for-grants/local-and-national-funding-opportunities/local-funding/.


Current grants
Details of recently awarded and ongoing RCF and Above and Beyond grants.
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Completed grants
Details of completed RCF and Above and Beyond grants.
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How to apply
How to apply for locally-funded research grants.
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