Supporting Research Grants and Fellowships

How can SPARK support my research?

  • SPARK can support and facilitate your grant application.
  • Unique team within SPARK working in collaboration with CRN NWC to help pull together the NHS costs for a grant application.
  • If you need help with your research design/protocol development then we can put you in contact with NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) and/or Liverpool Clinical Trials Centre (LCTC).

SPARK Grant Application Timelines

  • Contact SPARK grants application team at as early as possible.
  • Initial request will be to complete the SPARK Grant Application and Costing Request Form available on
  • SPARK grants application team will support you through the full process and coordinate collating the costings from all parties.
  • SPARK will work in liaison with CRN NWC to finalise the NIHR SoECAT form for validation.

SPARK Downloads

You can access SPARK related documents here:

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