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The Research Application Support (RAS) team helps researchers develop ideas and provides a pre-award grant facilitation advice.

Support is available to all researchers preparing academic studies for funding applications that involve University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB):

  • patients
  • staff
  • facilities
  • samples, or
  • data

Working across the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) and beyond, the RAS team supports high-quality research grant applications that involve academic and industry partners and signpost researchers to specialist expertise.

The RAS team:

  • identify support services and provide signposting to key infrastructure teams
  • check grants have been appropriately costed to ensure NHS deliverability and meet NIHR and funder guidelines
  • facilitate letters of support and sign off for lead NHS sites
  • facilitate the submission of award grants to the UHB Board of Directors to ensure efficient post award contracting
  • review research funder feedback to aid future submissions
  • identify new funding opportunities

Contact information

Last reviewed: 28 April 2021