How to win a research grant
Applications are invited from all College members and fellows for RCEM Research Grants.+ Research Grants
Applications are invited from all College members and fellows for the Spring 2023 RCEM Research Grants.
Grant application forms can be downloaded from here and a guidance document found here.
For advice on writing a grant application see www.mrc.ac.uk and the following headings should be used:
Applications will be rated according to the quality of science, the relevance to Emergency Medicine, the potential for academic development of the lead applicant, deliverability and the likelihood that the work will lead to future research funding.
Successful applicants will be expected to produce a short report in the approved format on the progress of the project every 12 months and may also be invited to present their work at the RCEM Annual Scientific Conference.
Applications are particularly welcome from trainees, specialty doctors, consultants within 5 years of CCT and consultants without an established research background who wish to develop an academic portfolio.
The lead applicant must a member or fellow of the College. A team-based approach with strong EM leadership is encouraged. Appropriate commercial and non-commercial partnerships are welcome.
These grants are potentially eligible for inclusion on the UKCRN Portfolio and for support from your local clinical research network. Preference will be given to applicants who submit projects likely to lead to UKCRN Portfolio adoption.
Applications are particularly welcome around the theme of wellbeing and mental health. These applications will be considered for RCEM Foundation grant funding alongside being considered for funding through the main research grants call.
Please send your application along with a copy of your CV to the College office or via email to Theo.Chiles@rcem.ac.uk
Deadline: 5pm Friday 31 March 2023
For further information regarding the application process please contact:
Theo Chiles, RCEM research committee administration email: Theo.Chiles@rcem.ac.uk
Matt Reed, RCEM Professor, email: email@example.com
Applications are invited for RCEM grants to undertake emergency medicine research in low income countries. The RCEM encourages applications up to £5,000 for a research application focused on improving the delivery of emergency medicine in low income countries. Applicants must:
For advice on writing a grant application see mrc.ukri.org/
Papers deriving from any successful LMIC grant will be guaranteed external peer review if submitted to the Emergency Medicine Journal – please flag any submissions to Dr Jafar. Leading up to any such submissions, we are working to develop a pool of mentors who can offer writing support in order to give the best possible chance of favourable review
The following headings should be used:
Purpose and Background – what is already known in this area and an outline of the value the research will bring to emergency medicine.
A Plan of investigation which should include:
Applications are rated according to the quality of science, the importance of the underlying research program, the strength and value of the collaboration with Members and Fellows of the College of Emergency Medicine and contextual relevance. Due regard is given to the relative wealth of the country or countries in which the research will be carried out and the findings acted upon.
Successful applicants are expected to produce a short report in the approved format on the progress of the project every 12 months for the first 2 years of the award, and may also be invited to present the findings of the study at our Annual Scientific Conference up to 3 years after the award
*if no-one in your team is currently a member or fellow of RCEM but you have an interesting/important research idea in emergency medicine, please take a look at colleagues in the NIHR Incubator for Emergency Care who may be able to help support as a co-applicant or link you to further colleagues for this or future submissions.
The next application window will open in Spring 2023. Please indicate if your submission has been considered in previous grant rounds.
For an application form please click here.
For a list of frequently asked questions (especially important for grant administration information) please click here.
For further information about the grant please contact:
Anisa Jafar, NIHR ACL and ST6 in Emergency Medicine on behalf of the Research & Publications Committee,
Royal College of Emergency Medicine HCRI,
University of Manchester,
Ellen Wilkinson Building,
A total of £339,096.25 awarded in grants since 2011 as shown below.
|2022||Pilot Study to evaluate the potential diagnostic Utility of Serum Biomarkers in Cauda Equina Syndrome||£9,771.00||Muhammad Faisal|
|2022||ABC Sepsis Neuro - Understanding brain injury secondary to sepsis||£9,240.00||Dan Whitehouse|
|2022||Associations of patient fee-paying status and Emergency Department outcomes: a retrospective study||£5,943.04||Will Nevard|
|2022||Activation of inflammation and Coagulation after Trauma II (ACIT-II)||£8,675.80||Dan Horner|
|2022||The mortality effect of relative hypotension in people with emergency care needs||£3,475.20||James Van Oppen|
|2022||Streaming and redirection of adult minor acuity patients attending the Emergency Department (STREAM-ED)||£9,976.00||Jonathan Benger|
|2022||The DAShED (Diagnosis of Acute Aortic Syndrome in the ED) study.||£8,821.00||Rachel McLatchie|
|2021||Sampling in Sepsis: Exploring and characterising routine data in patients with sepsis presenting to hospital||£500.00||Andrew Ferguson|
|2021||Body camera use in the emergency department: an exploration of governance, data management and confidentiality||£6,270.39||Andrew Tabner|
|2021||Thromboelastography and blood protein biomarker profiles in patients presenting with isolated traumatic brain injury in the emergency department||£7,400.00||Liam Barrett|
|2021||Variability of childhood atraumatic limp management study||£3,250.00||Daniel Murrell|
|2021||MIS-ABC Sepsis; Mechanistic Inflammatory Sub-study embedded in the Albumin versus Balanced Crystalloid in Sepsis trial – ABC Sepsis||£8,685.00||Andrew Ferguson|
|2020||A qualitative study of trainee experience of academic clinical fellowship in emergency medicine in the UK||£3,811.00||Thomas Shanahan|
|2020||The impact of body-worn cameras in the emergency department: An uncontrolled mixed methods before-and-after study||£9,461.00||Nicholas Tillbury|
|2020||An expert Delphi study to derive an ED triage tool for patients aged 65 and over who fall less than two metres||£10,003.00||Sarah Midgley|
|2020||Exploring unconscious bias towards black patients amongst healthcare professionals in London Emergency Departments||£6,238.00||Dr Carole Reid|
|2020||Express Relief: the identification of the UK Emergency Departments that perform consistently well in the assessment and management of pain||£5,250.00||Dr Liza Keating|
|2020||The COVID-19 Emergency Response Assessment Study: A prospective longitudinal survey of Doctors in the UK and Ireland||£4,500.00||Tom Roberts|
|2020||Cambridge App for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (CAM-TBI)||£10,725.00||Assoc. Prof. Virginia Newcombe|
|2019||Acute Coronary Syndrome rule-out pathways in the Emergency Department (ACS:ED): A review of their real world use.||£5,164.00||Dr Thomas Roberts|
|2019||Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes (T-MACS) Choice Pilot Feasibility Trial||£9,369.57||Dr Patricia van den Berg|
|2019||Refining the National Emergency Department Overcrowding Scale (NEDOCS) as an automated real-time ED crowding tool||£8,568.00||Dr Colin Dewar|
|2019||Finding Voices: young people’s experiences of the Emergency Department||£9,300.25||Dr Liza Keating|
|2018||Ultrasound Directed Reduction of Colles Type distal radius fractures in ED (UDiReCT||£9,993.00||Dr Hamza Malik|
|2018||Predicting severe pneumonia in the Emergency Department||£4,887.00||Dr Thomas O’Neill|
|2018||Optimising shared decision making for patients with chest pain||£6,830.00||Dr Charles Reynard|
|2018||Electronic recording of pain in emergency care||£4,400.00||Dr Hilary Sarah Thornton|
|2018||Headache in the Emergency Department (HED)||£6,816.00||Dr Thomas Roberts|
|2017||Emergency Medicine Burnout Evaluation and Resource Strategies (EMBERS): the state of burnout in UK emergency medicine departments.||£9,905.00||Dr Chris Turner|
|2017||Estimation of cardiac preload in emergency care using non-invasive monitoring||£8,243.40||Dr Mohammed Elwan|
|2016||Combined feasibility and pilot study to inform the design and conduct of the Petechiae In Children (PIC STUDY)||£7,770.00||Dr Thomas Waterfield|
|2016||PAin SoluTions In the Emergency Setting 2 (PASTIES II): Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) in the Pre-Hospital (PH) environment and ED for patients with pain from traumatic injuries||£3,349.80||Dr Tim Nutbeam|
|2016||A tapping technique for urine production in pre-continent children: evidence review and assessment of acceptability||£7,827.00||Dr Matthew Chandy|
|2015||Aloe Vera Gel||£5,474.00||Dr Matt Reed|
|2015||Identifying Depression in Older Patients||£9,767.00||Dr Ian Sammy|
|2015||Ahead 2||£10,535.00||Professor Suzanne Mason|
|2014||Pain in the Emergency Department: A feasibility study for KLAPPED (Ketamine Lollipops for Adult Patients in Pain in the Emergency Department).||£3,586.00||Dr Nutbeam|
|2014||Do all HEART Scores beat the same? Evaluating the inter-operator reproducibility of a chest pain risk stratification tool in the emergency department||£4,000.00||Dr William Niven|
|2014||Patient perceptions of provider communication in the minors area of a UK ED: An assessment using the mCAT-T survey.||£2,571.00||Dr Blair Graham|
|2014||Early exclusion of acute coronary syndromes in the Emergency Department: a comparative validation of the MACS and HEART scores||£9,573.00||Dr Rick Body|
|2013||The LEAK Study||£1,420.00||Dr Manish Thakker|
|2013||Prescription of Analgesia in Emergency Medicine Study||£2,500.00||Dr S Loh|
|2013||(SAFER) Atrial Fibrilation in ED Study||£2,722.00||Dr James Gagg|
|2013||Stress in ED Nurses Study||£3,563.00||Dr S Dasan|
|2013||ED Admission Study||£15,564.00||Dr Mike Clancy|
|2012||Evaluating the Impact of Consultant Delivered Emergency Care||£10,485.00||Dr Sunil Dasan|
|2012||Quality Time: Experience Based Co- Design in the Emergency Department||£4,285.00||Dr Liza Keating|
|2012||The Triage Rule-Out Using Sensitive Troponin Chest Pain Study||£10,000.00||Dr Edd Carlton|
|2011||A Pilot Study to Inform A Multi-Centre RCT on an Impedance Threshold Device: The ResQPOD in Cardiac Arrest||£8,632.80||Dr John Wright|