Funding Opportunity: GOSH BRC Paediatric Excellence Initiative New Projects Funding Call 2024

Friday 15 December 2023

The NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR GOSH BRC) New Projects Call aims to fund novel translational research ideas, which seek to develop new therapies, biomarkers, diagnostics or surgical interventions to benefit children and the adults they will become with rare and/or complex conditions. 

The NIHR GOSH BRC is a collaboration between Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH). The NIHR GOSH BRC provides cutting-edge facilities and world-leading expertise and access to over 200 rare disease patient populations allowing our staff and NHS, university and industry collaborators to conduct pioneering translational research into childhood illnesses.

The call invites researchers from partner sites within the Paediatric Excellence Initiative (Sheffield, Birmingham and Alder Hey Children’s Hospitals) to apply for funding to pump-prime innovative new projects across five strategic research themes. Applications submitted through the call should seek to propose novel research ideas around therapies, biomarkers, diagnostics and surgical innovations, including proof of concept, validation studies, new methodologies, novel uses of data and/or PPIE activity related to the BRC themes.

Applications are welcome from all staff substantively employed by our partner hospitals Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital or Sheffield Children’s Hospital, including clinicians, non-clinical, nursing, AHP, psychologists, pharmacists and health care scientist staff and any others not mentioned here. The call will prioritise applications from early career researchers to ensure it supports career progression as well as driving translational research.

Application deadline: Tuesday 20th February 2024

Webinar and drop-in session

GOSH BRC team will be holding a webinar and will present briefly about the funding call, expectations for applicants and common areas of feedback from previous calls for successful and unsuccessful applications. There will also be a Q&A session for any applicant to drop in to ask questions about the call.

Webinar: Thursday 11th January, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Q&A Session: Monday 29th January, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

For more information about the call and for details on how to join the webinar and Q&A sessions, please visit the NIHR website using the link below. If you have any questions please contact the BRC at