Applicants should have completed the CRN NWC Research Scholars Programme, and consider themselves to be sufficiently experienced to develop a research grant and work with other collaborators to develop a credible bid. Whilst this programme will largely be self-directed, mentoring and grant writing support (from within regional NIHR infrastructure) will be provided to support applicants with their bid.

Priority will be given to applications which:

a) focus on populations within the NWC region,
that are under-represented in research and/or
b) represent a significant disease burden within NWC.