How To Apply

There is one round of awards each year.

Dates for 2024 Awards

3 October 2023: Applications open for all the award streams – Preliminary Research Fellowship, Preliminary Research Grants and Fund Awards (clinical projects, courses and meetings).

11 December 2023: Deadline for Preliminary Research Fellowship Applications and Research Grant Applications – NOW CLOSED

31 January 2024: Research Fellowships and Grant applicants informed about the outcome of the preliminary review.

1 February 2024: Deadline for all Fund applications.

19 February 2024: Deadline for Research Fellowship and Research Grant full applications.

15 March 2024: Shortlisted Research Fellow applicants interviews.

5 April 2024: Deadline for informing all applicants

Research Fellowships

Open to all healthcare professionals.

The 2024 Research is type 1 diabetes only and is joint funded with JDRF.

The application must be in line with the JDRF Research Strategy which can be found here It should align to the broad areas but doesn’t have to align exactly with JDRFI’s current top priorities.

Please note that neuropathy is out of scope, but retinopathy and nephrology are within scope.

Research Fellowship applications are reviewed by an independent RSC and, for the 2024 fellowship, by representatives from JDRF. Please refer to the Information for Applicants for more details about who can apply, what can be applied for and the application process. The review process follows the AMRC Principles for Peer Review Principles of peer review | Association of Medical Research Charities (  Research Fellowships have a two stage process – preliminary and full applications.  Research Fellowships will be also sent for external review.

For jointly funded awards your application will be shared with the funding partner.  For 2024 the funding partner is JDRF.


Open to all healthcare professionals and other professions working in healthcare, science or other areas in line with NNUKRF objectives, and living and working in the UK

Value up to £12,000

The research Grants are solely funded by NNUKRF

Grants are reviewed by an independent Research Selection Committee

Grants have a two stage process – preliminary and full applications


Open to all healthcare professionals requiring a qualification or license to practice in the UK except for medically qualified healthcare professionals

There are three categories, all solely funded by NNUKRF.  Clinical Projects with a maximum award of £5000, Education awards which are to support health care professionals who wish to take additional training or courses and Meetings attendance.

Fund Awards are reviewed by an independent committee of healthcare professionals – The Nurse and Allied Health Care Professionals Selection Committee (N&AHCPSC).  Applications will be triaged for compliance with the rules for applications and then undergo a single review process by the N&AHCPSC.

Please note: The information provided by you in your application will be treated confidentially, however, please be aware that your application, including CV(s) will be shared with the relevant committee and, if required, the Board of Trustees.  Research Fellow applications and CVs will be shared with external reviewers and funding partners.

Please refer to NNUKRF Procedures and Policies for further information.

Please contact NNUKRF with any questions you may have.

Awards Now Open 2024

2024 applications – NOW CLOSED