Support Mechanisms

Various sources of Faculty or central University funding are available to help support FHM staff in the delivery of this strategy:

  • Travel Fund for participation in conferences/workshops/research activity (central funding + faculty supplement, administered by FHM Associate Dean for Research)
  • FHM Equipment Fund allocation (biannual allocation from university centre, disbursed by Policy and Resources Committee on receipt of divisional bids)
  • Early Career Small Grants for staff in the early stages of their career to pursue short research projects that deliver outputs or can help to underpin applications for more substantial funding eg to Research Councils, EU Horizon 2020 or major medical/health charities (annual competition administered from University Research Support Office and assessed by faculty Associate Deans for Research and departmental Research Directors)

Advice in applying for these funds is available from the Associate Dean for Research and FHM Research Support Officer.

In addition FHM hosts part of the NIHR-funded Research Design Service North West, which advises on research design to researchers in the North West who are developing proposals for national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.