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Successful applications to the Research Project Grants scheme clearly articulate how the expected research outcomes aim to enhance our understanding of health and illness and/or have the potential to lead to improved lives in East London.
Your application will be read by a range of people including experts in the field, including peer reviewers, as well as individuals who may not know the context of your proposal in detail. Please write your application with this in mind.
References, Gantt charts, figures and any other supporting information referred to here must be uploaded as attachments (on page 12 of the form).
1. Background, rationale, context or need
In this section please describe the evidence base/justification for the proposal, including the current state of the field/area. It is important to include details of any preliminary work (published or unpublished) that has led up to this proposal. Include citations, where appropriate, to the literature as well as your own work (including to figures/data uploaded as additional information).
2. Key aims and objectives
(Research Project Grants ) Describe the key research questions/hypothesis that you will address through this work. If your project does not have an underlying research question/hypothesis, describe how this work will lead to progress in the field.
(Advancing Healthcare Grants ) Clearly state what the project aims to achieve.
3. Project plan
Clearly explain how you will address your project’s aims/objectives. Provide enough information to demonstrate why you consider your approach is likely to be successful, including details of any relevant contingency plans. Include, as appropriate:
- details of any validation already undertaken or rationale for using the selected protocols
- the proposed sample size (including power calculations) and/or details of (statistical) analysis plans. Where you have received input from an expert statistician, please include their details.
- method(s) for sample selection
- potential risks and associated mitigation plans
- details of any milestones.
If you are requesting support for a clinical trial, you must provide full details, including study design, in the 'Details of studies involving human participants' section of the form.
If you are requesting support for research involving animals protected by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 (ASPA), you must provide full details in the ‘Research involving animals’ section of the form.
4. Expected outcomes/outputs/benefits
Outline the key outcomes/outputs/benefits that are expected to arise from this project.
(Advancing Healthcare Grants only)
Describe the key outcomes that are expected to arise from this work and how this will positively impact on the care and/or experience of Barts Health patients and/or communities served by Barts Health.
Outline the measurements you will use to evaluate the success of the project, including plans to collect baseline data, and the time required for the benefit or improvement to be realised.