Medical research grants
Medical research grants
The Trust seeks to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. The Trust aims to benefit a broad range of projects over time. Grants must benefit charitable or non-profit making organisations, not individuals. Grants must be significant in the context of the project and are ‘one-off’ for that particular project. There is no recurrent award to support the ongoing costs of a project.
The Trust is increasingly interested in medical research and health and wellbeing projects that will deliver transformational change, especially demonstration or pilot projects. Please be sure to read the website section on our Criteria for making grants. There are different guidelines for applicants and application forms for medical research projects and health and wellbeing projects. Applicants should choose the application process which best fits their project.
The Evelyn Trust supports the Cambridge Research Training Fellowship programme and there is a separate application process for this. Please visit the ACT website and follow the guidance there. Applications are usually invited for these awards in April of each year.
Grants are distributed at the Trust’s discretion to selected registered charities, institutions and causes. Its reasoning behind its decisions cannot be discussed with applicants.
First read the application guidelines for more about funding criteria.
Medical projects we've funded
Extracellular membrane vesicles associated with a long cellular process on a neural stem cell, imaged by a scanning electron microscope. From Iraci, Gaude et al. Extracellular vesicles are independent metabolic units with asparaginase activity. Nat Chem Biol. 2017 Sep;13(9):951-955
Revealing the mechanisms of stem cell communication
The Pluchino Lab is excited that they have proved that stem cell therapeutics can work by communicating with other cells, promoting the healing of the injured brain, rather than using stem cells to generate a new piece of tissue.
Researching the causes of dementia in Parkinson’s patients
Dr Caroline Williams-Gray, MRC Clinician Scientist at the University of Cambridge, has been investigating the link between the inflammation in the brain and dementia in Parkinson’s, with support from the Evelyn Trust.