How we award
We have three research
grants committees whose members are experts in basic and clinical
Each committee meets four times a year.
All applications are sent to independent peer
reviewers before being assessed by the committee. Decisions are
based on factors such as relevance to cardiovascular disease,
scientific merit, timeliness, relationship to other work in the
field and value for money.
Applications with scientific merit may still
be unsuccessful if the hypothesis is poorly described; the project
lacks pilot data, experimental detail and power calculations;
includes irrelevant information; or does not address overlap with
We usually provide feedback on unsuccessful
applications, and may also defer applications for reconsideration
pending further information.
See Previous awards for a list of the research
projects we’ve funded.