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Burdett Trust for Nursing

The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare. The Trustees target their grants at projects that are nurse-led and that empower nurses to make significant improvements to the patient care environment.  It provides support: to build research capacity, for professional development and nurse led initiatives.

Chief Scientist Office (CSO)

See link below for a list of grant funding available from the CSO; please contact Dr Erica Packard, NHSGGC Mental Health Research Manager, to discuss your application.

General Nursing Council Fund

The General Nursing Council and Margaret Callum Rodger Awards are used by registered nurses and midwives to undertake educational developments, study tours or carry out small scale projects, all of which must make a difference to patient or client care. See the NHS Education for Scotland website below for application details.

JMAS Sim Fellowship

The John, Margaret, Alfred and Stewart Sim Fellowship provides funding for any graduates in Medicine and Science to research the causes or treatment of depression. See the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh website below for more information.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Research Endowment 2020

Early stage mental health researchers are eligible to apply for research project funding from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde research endowment General fund, please note that there is not a separate mental health fund this year.

Complete applications for finance review and sign off should be received by the Research and Innovation (R&I) Office by Monday 24th August 2020 noon. Final signed applications must be submitted no later than Monday 7th September 2020.

Further information (guidance notes and application form) is available via R&I website:

Royal College of Nursing Foundation

You don't have to be an RCN member to receive their support. 

As an independent charity, we're here for every current and former nurse, midwife and health care assistant, as well as students and nursing associates.

Our grants for nursing-led research and projects, as well as education and hardship, support professionals to innovate, develop their careers and get through tough times.

Wellbeing of Women

These awards are for projects in laboratory, clinical and translational research in the areas of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, including pre-term birth, miscarriage and fertility; general wellbeing surrounding women’s health issues such as menopause, incontinence, sexual health, perinatal mental health, menstrual disorder and endometriosis; and gynaecological cancers.


See below for details of the various funding schemes available from Wellcome; please contact Dr Erica Packard, NHSGGC Mental Health Research Coordinator, to discuss any funding application.