Study Development

From writing your initial proposal to statistical requests and patient & public involvement, here you will find all the guidance you need to develop your research idea at North Bristol NHS Trust.

If you have a research idea and are looking for funding, we’ve collated these useful resources to help you develop your research idea, where to find funding, how to pull a grant application together and the NBT R&I Research Fund.

Developing a new study idea and applying for funding can be a daunting process, but we are here to support you through it. It is worth noting that grant applications require R&I sign-off. To do this we need to ensure that, at the very least, the project is costed correctly and fully. Therefore, if you are planning on submitting a grant through NBT, or if the grant has NBT costs associated with it, we recommend you contact R&I at an early stage, no later than 3 weeks in advance of the deadline.

To discuss your research idea and how we can support you, please get in touch with us via 0117 414 9330 or by emailing


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Research & Development
North Bristol NHS Trust
Level 3, Learning & Research building
Southmead Hospital
Bristol, BS10 5NB

Telephone: 0117 4149330