£10,000 Grant Round

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation Research Grants Programme 2018

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) are funding research grants with an overall aim of encouraging research in liver disease in children and young people. We aim to support preliminary research that will contribute significantly to a subsequent larger research grant proposal. Aside from the need to address liver disease in children, there are no restrictions on the scope of projects, which may focus on gaining insights into the causes of liver disease or improving diagnosis, management and longer-term outcomes. Awards can include basic, translational, laboratory, clinical or a social science focus. They can be used to pump prime a new project or support an ongoing project. Projects may be stand-alone or linked to one or more existing studies.

Submissions are invited for awards up to a maximum of £10,000. We aim to award a number of grants.

Funds may be used for any purpose that facilitates the research. This includes buying equipment, reagents or consumables, travel expenses required to undertake the research (e.g. visiting research sites, home visits to participants), support staff time and the additional costs paid as a result of releasing the applicant from his/her contracted duties. Projects must be completed within 12-24 months of funds being awarded and a full report on the use of funds provided to CLDF. Funds will not be awarded retrospectively.

Applications must be in line with CLDF’s Research Strategy and will only be accepted for work based in the UK.

Click here to download an application form.

Proposals must be submitted to Sarah Harrold info@childliverdisease.org by 5pm Monday 25th June 2018. Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Proposals will be reviewed by CLDF’s Scientific Committee. We aim to inform applicants regarding funding during the last week of September 2018.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your proposal please contact Alison Taylor ceo@childliverdisease.org.