Royal College of Chiropractors Research Grant Awards for 2018

Royal College of Chiropractors Research Grant Awards

The RCC is pleased to announce the availability of research grants to support staff costs in relation to research projects commencing during 2018.

The RCC awards research grant funding through a process of open competition with high quality peer review. Applications are invited from UK institutions to fund the costs of personnel undertaking research in the UK, but may relate to projects that involve collaboration with partner/s overseas. Applications to support collaborative ventures between chiropractic and non-chiropractic institutions are particularly welcome.

Two different types of grant are available:

(1) Innovation Grants x 2

Up to £15k for 1-year (total available funding for projects commencing in 2018 = £30k)

Applications will be considered for projects in any area of research relevant to neuro-musculoskeletal health. Priority will be given to projects adopting an innovative approach.

The RCC is a non-commercial partner of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and RCC Innovation Grant holders will be eligible for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support if their project is of clear and demonstrable value to the NHS. In making funding decisions for this type of grant, the RCC takes appropriate account of the priorities, needs and realities of the NHS, social care or public health.

The deadline for receipt of applications for projects commencing in 2018 is Friday 27 July 2018.

Innovation Grant Application Form
Conditions of Award

(2) Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship/s

Up to £16k funding per annum for 3 years (total funding = £48k over 3 years). N.B. The grant sought must be equally matched by funds secured/applied for elsewhere.

Applications will be considered for projects addressing one or more of the RCC’s priority areas for research:

  • Economic evaluation of chiropractic service provision in the UK
  • Development of patient-reported outcome measures to enhance management and recovery of chiropractic patients
  • Chiropractic patient safety
  • Prognostic research – identification of sub-groups of patients likely to respond to chiropractic management
  • Prevention or chiropractic management of sports-related MSK conditions, particularly of the cervical spine
  • Public health/health promotion in chiropractic
  • Integrated service provision
  • Multimodal chiropractic care

The individual to be supported by this grant must have completed their PhD and had no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience.

Funding decisions for both types of grant will be based on the quality and feasibility of the proposed research, the background, expertise and track-record of the proposed grant holder (i.e. the Principal Applicant) and the suitability of the research environment in terms of resources, systems and facilities.

The deadline for receipt of applications for projects commencing in 2018 is Friday 27 July 2018.

Early Career Postdoc Fellowship Application Form
Conditions of Award
Revenue & Equity Sharing Terms