Grant Funding

CSO has recently reviewed its grant schemes and will now be providing a number of different funding steams to directly support research in Scotland.


CSO also invests through NHS Research Scotland in infrastructure to support research studies in Scotland.  More information about this support can be found at the following links:

Please note that eDRIS support on CSO grants must now be costed into CSO grant applications and funded through the grant award.

Other Funding Opportunities

CSO operates within the wider landscape of UK health research funding and contributes  to a National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR) total funding pool in excess of £100m annually. This allows Scottish-based researchers to apply for the majority of the research programmes administered by NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC).



Forms for current grant holders