Women & Children’s Domain Funding Call: Step Up and Boost awards or project consumables

The MAHSC Women & Children’s Domain is providing funding for innovative projects that tackle a health problem relevant to Women, Children or Genomics.

Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), part of Health Innovation Manchester, is one of eight academic health science centres in England, designated by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)NHS England and NHS Improvement, to research new treatments, improve health education and transform patient care.

These awards are for short‐term funding based on releasing award holders from clinical and other duties for a certain number of hours or Programmed Activities per week.

The grant applications should be part of a MAHSC Women & Children’s Domain specialty; shown below. Please contact the Specialty Leads for an informal discussion:

  • Obstetrics – Clare Tower
  • Paediatrics – Indi Banerjee/Simon Jones
  • Genomics – Tracy Briggs/Simon Jones
  • Gynaecology – Richard Edmondson
  • Nursing/Midwifery – Marie Marshall
  • Discovery Science – Bruce Humphrey

Applications can consist of either or a combination of Step up and Boost awards; awards to buy time to be released from clinical and other sessions in order to have more time to dedicate to a grant application or a project. Step Up and Boost are available up to a maximum of 40PAs or Consumables and other costs involved with a project.

The domain strongly encourages applications that:

  • Support the domain’s vision:

The domain seeks to improve the healthcare of Women and Children in Manchester through a life course approach specifically aiming to detect and intervene early to minimise the effects of chronic disease.

The domain promotes the vision of “Start well, live well, age well”.

The domain incorporates the clinical specialties of paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology and genomics thus linking the core specialties that are relevant to promote improvements in health from birth to old age.

  • Form pilot projects which would lead to applications for high quality external funding, particularly to the NIHR and MRC.
  • Cut across the speciality areas in the domain and across the MAHSC Partnership.

Applications are welcome from health and care professionals working within a Health Innovation Manchester partner organisation.

Closing date for applications is Friday 18 September 2020. The work funded by the grant should be completed by August 2021. Awarded grants must be spent by August 2021.

The application form can be downloaded below. Applications should be made on the form on Pages 3-4 and be submitted to emma.chikumba@healthinnovationmanchester.com.

The detail provided on the application form should not extend to more than 4 pages.

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