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FAQ – Funding Development

  • How do I cost my study?

    If you require support in costing a research project or collating collaborator costs for a funding bid you wish to apply for please email research@cntw.nhs.uk where a member of the team can help with regards to the costings.  Please ensure you provide R&D enough notice when requesting costs.

  • What funding opportunities are available to me?

    The NIHR advertise all funding opportunities on their website here. All Mental Health and Dementias and Neurodegeneration (DeNDRON) Funding Calls can be found here.

  • Who will host the funding?

    • Where the CI is employed by CNTW the research funding is hosted by CNTW.
    • Where the CI is employed elsewhere but seeks sponsorship from CNTW it is expected that research funding from NIHR research funding streams are hosted by CNTW.
  • The funding bid requires a SOECAT to be completed, how can I do this?

    The NIHR have guidance on the SOECAT Completion. The CI is responsible for completing the SOECAT and they will then return this to R&D for review by the Research Coordinator. A meeting could be arranged to go through aspects of the SOECAT if further clarity is needed.

  • What support can CNTW offer me?

    CNTW can provide support on the following:

    • Collating all collaborator costs,
    • Gathering CNTW costs,
    • Working closely with CNTW and partner finance teams to collate costs for co-applicants and costed staff time,
    • Providing support and guidance for the completion of the SOECAT,
    • Liaising with the LCRN on behalf of the CI to validate the SOECAT
  • Can CNTW provide me with support around the use of Vendors and what is required to use a Vendor?

    The R&D Manager can provide advice regarding identification of vendors and guidance on CNTW requirements for obtaining quotes for services and goods*.

    *No service providers shall be named at application stage for goods or services that need to go to open competition/tender if the bid is successful.