CLDF Research Grant Round 2019-Open

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation Research Grants 2019


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. 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, this can include basic, translational, laboratory, clinical or a social science focus. Awards can be used to pump prime a new project, support an ongoing project. Projects may be stand-alone or linked to one or more existing studies, applications from PhD students for the costs of consumables to undertake projects will also be considered.

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

Funds may be used for any purpose that facilitates the research. This includes buying minor 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.

Successful applicants must agree to provide an interim progress and final project report, submit the findings for a poster or presentation at a CLDF event and aim to publish the findings if appropriate.

Proposals must be submitted to Sarah Harrold by email by 5pm on Monday 17th June 2019.

  • PhD Students need to include details of their supervisors alongside their application.
  • Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by CLDF’s Scientific Committee.


Click here to download an application form:CLDF Research Grant Application Form 2019

We aim to inform applicants regarding funding during the first week of October 2019.


If you would like to discuss any aspect of your proposal please contact Alison Taylor  (Chief Executive)