Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am applying for funding, but don’t yet have ethical approval in place. Will this prevent my
application being considered?
A: No. Funds for successful applications will be withheld until all necessary ethical and governance approvals are in place.
Q: Can I apply for funds to ‘top up’ an award made by another funder?
A: No. We do not ‘top up’ grants that have been inadequately funded by another organisation. We will consider funding ‘add-on’ projects if they are identified prospectively.
Q: Can I request funds for a laptop computer?
A: No. We do not normally fund laptops/computers/tablets.
Q: Can I request funds for equipment, e.g. microscopes, recording devices?
A: No. We do not usually fund equipment. We do fund requests for consumables.
Q: Do you accept applications from outside the UK?
A: No. At this time we do not fund applications from outside the UK
Q: What do you mean by a ‘lay summary’?
A: This should be a summary of your research and include: brief justification for the aims/objectives, information on methods and some commentary on the anticipated results and the impact of these. It should be written in a language that is accessible and will be understandable by members of the public generally.