What do we fund?
We fund clinical, pre-clinical and basic research projects that can translate into better treatments and improved outcomes for PHTS patients. Funding is intended to support all essential direct costs relating to the project, including staffing, consumables, equipment, travel, and publication costs. (See our Guidance on Grant Costs here).
How do we fund?
We provide grants through two main mechanisms:
- Targeted Calls
The Foundation will periodically request applications for proposals to address specific research questions through Targeted Calls. Information on current opportunities and how to apply is provided here.
- Innovation Awards
If you have an idea or project that aligns with the Foundation’s strategic research focus but is not within the scope of current Targeted Calls, you can apply for funding as follows:
What is our granting philosophy?
Prior to the initiation of a grant application, we want to highlight to Principal Investigators, and the contract management and technical transfer offices of the Host Institution, some critical conditions of the Foundation supporting a grant.
These include, but are not limited, to:
- Choice of law: Our granting terms and conditions are always governed by the law of England and Wales.
- Publication: We require that all work supported by our grant funding is published, even if the objectives of the grant are not fully met. We routinely require that manuscripts are shared with the Foundation prior to publication.
- Currency: We provide grants in the Host Institution's local currency.
- Data sharing: We support data sharing, which will include data generated from the Foundation’s granting activity. Subject to applicable data privacy legislation, such data will include data underpinning any publication or presentation of data that the Foundation expects to be made available, in an accessible form, to other researchers no later than at the time of the primary publication. Further, the Foundation reserves the right to request a copy of the grant data at the end of a grant.
- Protection of intellectual property and sharing of revenue: Intellectual property that is generated from granted work should routinely be protected for the mutual benefit of the Host Institution and the Foundation. The Foundation wishes to have the right to utilise such intellectual property to continue to support its charitable mission to support research into PHTS. If revenue is generated through commercialisation of intellectual property resulting from the Foundation's granting activity, it is expected that this revenue is shared equitably between the Host Institution and the Foundation. The Foundation will utilise such revenues to further its charitable objectives.
- Monitoring and evaluation: We work closely with the Principal Investigator and Host Institution to monitor that grants progress. We request regular (usually quarterly) scientific progress reports as well as a financial report once or twice per year. Our grant payments are generally subject to pre-agreed milestone completion.