Southmead Hospital Research Fund

The Research Fund was set up in 2006 and has funded 74 projects to a total of £760,000.  There are currently 24 active projects funded through public donations. Previous research projects include:

  •  Researching whether a patient’s own immune system can be used to fight lung cancer

  • The educational and development outcomes for premature babies

  • Whether a blood test can be devised to detect a brain tumour

Previous Research Fund projects can be found on our 'Help Fund Research' pages



Applications are invited from NBT staff including clinicians, allied health professionals and clinical academics. Lead applicants must currently hold a substantive or honorary contract with North Bristol NHS Trust. Collaborative applications are welcomed and in particular those that include university partners or other partners within the wider North Bristol health community.

How to apply

Calls for applications are held annually and disseminated through Message of the Day, weekly bulletin, website and email distribution lists. If you do not currently receive email notifications and would like to be added to the Research & Innovation distribution lists please email


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