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Heart Research UK awards grants for research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.

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All Translational Research Project, Scotland and Northern Ireland grant applications are assessed by carefully selected external peer-reviewers, in addition to the Heart Research UK Translational Research Project (TRP) Grants Medical Review Panel.

  • Prof Yvonne Alexander
    Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Mr Peter Braidley
    Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
  • Prof Sheila Francis
    University of Sheffield
  • Dr Anne Graham
    University of Bradford
  • Prof Graeme Houston
    University of Dundee
  • Prof Paolo Madeddu
    University of Bristol
  • Prof Mamas Mamas
    Keele University
  • Prof Giovanni Mann
    King’s College London
  • Prof Patricia Munroe
    William Harvey Research Institute
  • Prof Khalid Naseem
    University of Leeds
  • Dr Vas Ponnambalam
    University of Leeds
  • Dr Matthias Schmitt
    University Hospital of South Manchester
  • Prof Donald Singer
    University of Warwick
  • Dr Stephen Wheatcroft
    University of Leeds
  • Prof Azfar Zaman
    Freeman Hospital Univers

The NET grant applications are also assessed by carefully selected external peer-reviewers, in addition to the HRUK Medical Review Panel which includes the following members:

  • Prof Nawwar Al-Attar
    Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank
  • Prof Raimondo Ascione
    University of Bristol
  • Prof Jon Gibbins
    University of Reading
  • Prof Terence Gourlay
    University of Strathclyde
  • Prof John Greenwood
    University of Leeds
  • Prof Julian Gunn
    University of Sheffield
  • Dr Christopher McCormick
    University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Nicola Smart
    University of Oxford
  • Prof Peter Weinberg
    Imperial College London
Currently, we are offering the following types of medical grant research:
Translational Research Project (TRP) grants Up to £150,000 each. These grants aim to bridge the gap between scientific research and patient care, bringing about clinical benefits in the most efficient way.
Novel and Emerging Technologies (NET) Grants A maximum of £250,000 is available. Research projects with an emphasis on (1) novel and emerging technologies and (2) their application to cardiovascular disease prevention and/or treatment, which can be expected to benefit patients within a foreseeable timeframe, will be considered. More info
Scotland Grant Up to £150,000. Heart Research UK is committed to supporting research at hospitals and universities across the United Kingdom, including Scotland. In 2018, we are pleased to announce a special grant for Scotland.
Northern Ireland Grant Up to £150,000. In 2017, we announced a special grant for Northern Ireland and in 2018 we are inviting applications again from researchers at institutions in Northern Ireland.

PhD Studentships

HRUK does not have a specific grant scheme for PhD studentships but PhD funding can be applied for as part of a Translational Research Project (TRP) Grant, a Novel and Emerging Technologies (NET) Grant, Northern Ireland Grant or a Scotland Grant. Applications can include funding for a stipend of up to £16,000 per annum, university tuition fees (UK rate) and research consumables up to £5,000 per annum. To apply for funding to support a PhD studentship, the proposed supervisor must complete and submit the appropriate application form, together with 'Appendix 1 - PhD Details', by the closing date.

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