NBT rises to 6th place for Research Capability Funding

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NBT was awarded £1.25m Research Capability Funding (RCF) from the Department of Health and Social Care for 2024/25. This allocation puts NBT in 6th position out of 257 NHS Trusts in England.

This is our highest position to date and up from 9th position last year.

NIHR research capability funding (RCF) is allocated to research-active NHS organisations or NHS health care providers to enable them to maintain research capacity and capability. It can be used to support research staff costs and contribute towards the costs of hosting NIHR-funded or ‘adopted’ research.

RCF is allocated in direct proportion to the level of NIHR research grant income received by an NHS Trust in the previous calendar year. The NIHR is the main funder of applied healthcare research in England and applying for grants is a nationally competitive process. 

Rebecca Coad, Research Development and Grants Manager said: 

“To be in the top 10 is an amazing achievement and reflects the size and scope of NBT’s NIHR research grant portfolio, the level and quality of NIHR grants being submitted by staff from across NBT, and our high success rates.”

Well done to all our inspirational research leads and teams.

NBT rises to 6th place for Research Capability Funding