The Committee considers applications for research aimed at improving treatments and / or diagnostic approaches for conditions of clinical importance to the population of Scotland.
Applications must demonstrate the clinical relevance of the research and its potential for translation into clinical practice. Applications that seek to address questions of clinical importance in small patient groups (e.g. rare diseases) are welcomed.
Development, feasibility or pilot studies that will provide essential data to underpin applications for definitive studies to other funders are expected to form a major proportion of the portfolio.
Competition for funding is high. In addition to assessment of methodology, the direct potential impact of the study or its capacity to provide evidence to support definitive studies will be key considerations for shortlisting and final funding decisions. It is expected that no more than 4-5 proposals will be funded in any one application round. Unless specifically invited, resubmissions of proposals will not be considered.
Queries relating to applications should be directed to Dr Alan McNair
Current Committee Membership
|Prof Eleanor Davies (Chair)||Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow|
|Professor Siddhartan Chandran||Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh|
|Dr Fiona Denison||MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh|
|Dr Carl Goodyear||Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow|
|Professor Sarah Howie||MRC centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh|
|Dr Paddy Mark||Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow|
|Ms Barbara Lamb||Lay member|
|Professor Alastair Leanord||Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow|
|Professor Alasdair MacLullich||Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh|
|Mrs Joanna McGregor||Lay member|
|Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka||Medical Genetics, University of Aberdeen|
|Professor Russell Petty||Division of Cancer Research, University of Dundee|
|Professor Philip Rowe||Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde|
|Dr Calum Sutherland||Biomedical Research Institute, University of Dundee|