Managing your grant
If your application is successful, you will be
sent an award letter and a grant acceptance form. You will then be
required to manage your grant for its duration.
Claims for actual expenditure against the award will be
reimbursed on receipt of invoices submitted quarterly in arrears,
quoting your grant number.
When you receive your award letter
You should ensure that we receive your completed and signed
form within one month of the dated award letter.
If you are awarded funding for a clinical study that requires
support from the National Institute for Health
Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN), or its
equivalents in the devolved nations, you must register your
clinical study on the UKCRN portfolio and upload recruitment data
onto the portfolio database regularly. Please read Registering with the UKCRN portfolio for more
Claiming travel funds for conferences
To claim a travel fund, your University must submit the
travel fund claim form within 6 months of attending the
We don't usually require an Annual Report. However, if you have
been awarded a Clinical Study
grant or funding for a clinical
study that requires recruitment and
investigation / follow up of
patients (rather than analysis of tissue samples only)
through any other funding scheme, you must submit
For all awards, we require a Final Report on the outcome of your
research project within 3 months of the end of the grant
Five year grants will usually also be subject to a mid
term review and occasionally we may request a
You can find the relevant forms in Reporting progress.
We monitor the outcomes of the research we fund on a regular
basis. As a Condition of Grant, all
grant holders (with the exception of BHF Chairs, Infrastructure
Grants, Strategic Initiatives and BHF Centres of Research
Excellence) will need to submit outcome data to us using our
research evaluation system.
Publishing your research
We are committed to unrestricted access by the wider community
to published research. All grant holders must therefore comply with
our Open Access
Please also read the information in Communicating
your research for advice on how you can share exciting results
with our supporters.