What is the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust? The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of disease and the care of the sick and the disadvantaged. The Charity makes grants to numerous charitable causes throughout the United Kingdom in support of medical research, medicine generally and charities engaged in humanitarian work.
What is the call? To mark the 50th anniversary of the Trust’s founding by Sir Jules Thorn, the Trustees have decided to hold a competition for a substantial capital grant in support of translational research. Submissions have been invited from universities and from within the NHS.
The criteria are set out in the “Call for Applications” guidelines.
Process for submission
The Trust are looking for one proposal per institution. With this in mind BU has established a process for submissions to this call. All proposals must be submitted to a special version of our internal peer review scheme (the RPRS) first and must be signed off by Matthew Bennett as PVC (Research, Enterprise and Internationalisation) prior to submission.
Applicants will initially submit a one-page outline, which will be assessed by our panel of reviewers. Based on feedback from the panel, applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, which will also be assessed by the panel. Final proposals will be sent to our PVC for his assessment and final approval over which proposal will be submitted to the Trust.
Key dates and deadlines
5th Oct – One page outlines submitted to the RPRS and sent for review
15th Oct – Panel feedback returned to applicants
9th Nov – Full proposals submitted to the RPRS and sent for review
19th Nov – Applicants to finalise proposals based on revewier feedback
30th Nov – Proposals sent to PVC for review and approval
1st Dec – 31st Dec – Selected applicant finalised proposal based on PVC comments
14th Dec – Final date for costings
31st Dec – Proposal submitted to Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust
Would you like to apply?
You can access the outline application form by clicking here: One page application form
All applications will need to be accompanied by your line manager (or equivalent) approval. Please forward an email with that approval to firstname.lastname@example.org by the submission date.
If you have any questions about this call or the Resarch Proposal Review Service please contact Caroline O’Kane