Grant Application Process

The grant process and call for 2022 is now open with a closing date of the 1st March 2022, for grants of up to £40,000 each.
Applications are invited which address one of the following topics
1. Improving nursing care delivery through engagement with patients and carers.
2. Recovering from the Covid 19 pandemic: learning for nursing practice.

Applicants are encouraged to identify an appropriate research methodology to address their research question. We invite applicants to consider secondary analysis of existing data, early scoping to inform future research design, literature reviews (using appropriate framework), as well as primary data collection and analysis.

Applications must be submitted in electronic format using the Trust’s grant application form. In order to be considered for funding, applications must be received by the deadline specified above. 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.
The General Nursing Council For England and Wales is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non-commercial partner. This means that 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.