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.
Latest medical projects news
Helping profoundly deaf patients to hear
15 to 20% of patients find cochlea implants ineffective, with speech, music and other sounds horribly distorted and background noise overwhelming. Even the best implant performance does not deliver anywhere close to ‘normal’ hearing.
Beta cell immunology
Investigating the role of individual immune systems in type 1 diabetes
Researchers around the world have been investigating the autoimmune response which causes type 1 diabetes with the aim of influencing that response and so ultimately preventing, or curing, the disease.
Retinal photograph of a patient with cryotherapy scars at the far peripheral retina
Exploring the retina and the loss of peripheral vision
Dr Peter Thomas, a consultant paediatric ophthalmologist, is leading a very intriguing research project that could provide enormous benefits for patients with diseases of the eye, including glaucoma and the rare Stickler Syndrome.