The SPARK Grants Application Team (GAT) facilitates the grant application and costing process in close collaboration with LHP member organisations, NIHR Clinical Research Network North West Coast (CRN NWC), NIHR Research Design Service North West (RDS), NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC), Liverpool Clinical Trials Centre (LCTC) and Innovation Agency North West Coast (IA).
GAT supports all research grant applications involving LHP partners related to health and social care. If you require support with your research grant application, please contact the grant application team by completing the SPARK Form: LHP Grant Proposal and email this to: email@example.com, ccing firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The completed SPARK proposal form should ideally be submitted to SPARK six to eight weeks prior to the funder submission deadline but no later than four weeks.
The initial meeting with the investigator must occur no later than three weeks prior to the funder submission deadline.
The SPARK Grants Application Team (GAT) facilitates the grant application and costing process on behalf of the LHP member organisations.
The functions and activities which can be supported by SPARK GAT include:
LHP’s Programme Management team works holistically with LHP SPARK in supporting the grant development and application process.
Managing the delivery of a number of cross-cutting and disease specific programmes (across the life course) which have been identified as priority areas for our region, LHP’s Programme Managers work with a variety of stakeholders within the anchor organisations and higher education institutions under LHP and across the system, supporting the grant application process at the earliest stage, through:
To find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LHP Programme Management Team:
Find out more about our team here.
LHP SPARK operate a single shared governance and oversight approach to the grant development and submission processes across LHP HEI and NHS organisations. Contacting SPARK will ensure your organisational R&D office is alerted to your intent to develop a grant.
Your employing Trust/HEI organisation and/or the LHP NHS Trust/HEI lead organisation need to be made aware of the submission at the earliest stages in order for them to complete their own assessments to ensure they are able to support the set-up and delivery of your research study.
By contacting LHP SPARK via email@example.com LHP SPARK team will make the relevant contact to the LHP member organisation representative.
To request grant application support from SPARK, all investigators must complete the LHP SPARK Grant Proposal Form.
The latest LHP SPARK Grant Proposal Form is available at the bottom of this page.
The completed form should be submitted to SPARK six to eight weeks prior to the funder submission deadline but no later than four weeks. A member of the team will respond within two working days.
The initial meeting with the investigator must occur no later than three weeks prior to the funder submission deadline. It is important for all investigators to make themselves available to attend the initial meeting to facilitate the grant application. This time is required to ensure SPARK are able to fully facilitate and support the grant application ready for NHS and HEI submissions and approvals.
The SPARK Grants Application Team is small and due to the high burden of grant applications that come through the office, SPARK must be provided with enough time to be able to support and facilitate a grant application.
If sufficient time is not provided to SPARK your application is at risk of not being supported for submission to the funder.
LHP SPARK CONTACTS
To discuss a forthcoming grant application, please contact Stacey Carruthers (SPARK Research Coordinator) and/or Jodie Henderson (SPARK Research Grants Officer) via firstname.lastname@example.org , who would be very happy to help and provide further information.
The following organisations can be contacted directly to request support for research grant or fellowship applications. Detailed information on how they can support you and contact information is available on their respective websites: