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Scientific Grants
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There are two types of scientific grant available from the Trust , 'Full' and 'Pump Primer'.   Our application process for full grants is now closed.  The form for the pump primer is available to complete online.  Please see below for full information.

CLOSING DATES :

Initial (for full) applications - Friday 25 November 2016  NOW CLOSED  

Pilot studies (pump primer) - Tuesday 14 March 2017 NOW CLOSED

THE PROCESS

 FULL SCIENTIFIC GRANT

Applicants must first complete an initial application form.  All initial applications which meet the criteria set out by the Trust are forwarded to the members of the Scientific Advisory Committee for consideration.  Successful applicants will be advised that they are through to the next stage and will be asked to complete a much more detailed application form.

The applications are then sent for peer review, and a shortlist is drawn up - usually 5-6 applications reach this stage.  The shortlisted applicants are invited to attend an interview at the next Scientific Advisory Committee meeting (usually in July each year).

The Scientific Advisory Committee will then make their recommendations to the Board of Trustees, and successful applicants will be advised shortly after the next Trustees' meeting (usually held in September each year).

 PILOT/PUMP PRIMING GRANT

The limit for a pump priming grant is £10,000.  These grants are available to fund initial research which should ideally lead to further research.  All pump priming applications which meet the criteria set out by the Trust are forwarded to the members of the Scientific Advisory Committee for consideration.

The Scientific Advisory Committee draw up a final shortlist at their next meeting (usually held in July each year), and then make their recommendations to the Board of Trustees.   Successful applicants are advised shortly after the next Trustees' meeting (usually held in September each year).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SCIENTIFIC GRANTS  

Please ensure you read and comply with the terms and conditions set out by Petplan Charitable Trust.  Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected or your award being withdrawn. 

 Terms and conditions for FULL grants

Terms and conditions for PUMP PRIMER grants

 REPORTING BACK TO THE TRUST

For monitoring purposes, successful applicants are required to report back to the Trust at regular intervals.

If you have received a either a full or pump priming grant, you will need to complete a report form providing information on the progress of your research.  The form can be downloaded by clicking here.  The form must be returned electronically.  Failure to report back on time may result in cancellation of the grant.

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