Grant Application Process

Grant Application Process

Grant application call for 2018 is now closed and 3  grants have been offered to successful applicants 

A call for grant applications for 2019 with a specific closing date is advertised annually and will be advertised early in the New Year  .

The specific focus of the call for 2018 is on “Using the evidence -base to improve patient outcomes .” Applicants may draw upon different forms of “evidence ” in developing their research proposal .This might include for example,research evidence,local,national or international data sets or benchmarking data.Applicants are also encouraged to identify an appropriate methodology to address their research question and may wish to consider quality improvement, knowledge translation or evaluation methodologies in addition to more traditional research approaches .

Applications must be submitted in electronic format using the Trust`s grant application form .Applications must be received by the deadline specified by the Trust in the annual call in order to be considered for funding . The lead applicant must be a registered nurse working in England or Wales and the proposed research study must be undertaken in England and /or Wales.

The Board of Trustees will draw upon the recommendations of a range of Independent reviewers when allocating awards .

Additionally The General Nursing Council For England and Wales is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non -commercial  Partner .This means the studies that we fund may be eligible to access NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) support .


Guidance on submission and review of grant applications
Terms and conditions of research grants

Foundation of Nursing Studies

In 2006, the GNCT Trustees established a formal collaborative agreement to work in partnership with the Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS), to further the aims of both charities in relation to advancing nursing care.

The programme supported nurse-led healthcare teams who identified an aspect of care that needed improving and were committed to working in a systematic way to develop and change practice through research. In 2014, the Trustees reluctantly ended the agreement in order to prioritise funding research projects commissioned directly by the GNCT.

Annual Report

Our annual report is available for download below:

Former Collaborative Agreements

The University of Surrey
In 1993, the GNCT made a substantial endowment to the University of Surrey in order to set up a ‘Chair of Nursing Education’. From 1998, the Chair was located in the Centre for Research into Nursing and Midwifery Education (CRNME). Whereas the GNC Trust Chair (Nurse Education) became the responsibility of the University of Surrey, the Trustees of the GNC Trust maintained their interest and involvement through the Management Advisory Board. The GNCT Chair ceased in 2013.