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Since 2017, the Charity has put out calls for staff at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) to apply for Research Fellowship Grants of up to £10,000. The aim of the grant is to support NBT staff to undertake a preliminary research project which has direct relevance to the NHS. In 2022 the grant was increased to £12,000.

Applications are invited from NBT staff including clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals from any clinical area, who hold a substantive or honorary contract with NBT.

Grants might be used to support the following activities:

  • conducting a research project that is of direct relevance to the NHS;
  • conducting a pilot research project to provide evidence to support an NBT-led grant Application;
  • pump priming to give time to develop a research idea into a full grant proposal for a funded project in the future.

The 2022 call is now open.  If you want further information please contact via email: 

2019 Research Fellowship Awards
The Projects
2018 BHRC Fellowships Awarded
September 2018

Adam Nunn, Neurosurgery SpR, NBT

How useful are supplemental tests in the selection of patients with suspected idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus for shunt surgery?

Mohammed Al-Talib, Renal Registrar and Academic Clinical Fellow, NBT

Evolving psychosocial health in young adults with kidney disease – a follow up of the SPEAK study cohort (SPEAK-2)

Kathryn McCarthy, Consultant Surgeon, General Surgery, Southmead Hospital

Metformin, obesity and colorectal cancer in younger patients

Dr Kate Crewdson, Consultant Anaesthetist, NBT

The ketogenic diet to prevent secondary brain injury in traumatic brain injury patients: an intervention design study.

Richard Armstrong, Anaesthetics Dept, University Hospitals, Bristol

Using machine learning to predict patient outcomes after lower limb vascular surgery: preliminary descriptive analyses of the National Vascular Registry

Dr Samantha Hayward, Renal Department, Southmead Hospital

Optimising initiation of dialysis for older people with chronic kidney disease – the UK EQUAL biomarker study.

2017 Research Fellowship Awards
The Projects

David Odd, Consultant Neonatologist

Neurological Impacts of Post-Term Birth

Shona McIntosh, Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialist

Identification and assessment of the palliative care needs of patients with end stage peripheral vascular disease, who have undergone lower limb amputation

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