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Research Project Grants

Support independent researchers leading their own work


Closes: 1 pm on 30 June 2022

Research Project Grants (RG) provide funding for research projects lasting up to three years and costing up to £300,000. Funds may only be used for directly incurred research costs.

Projects will be considered for basic science, clinical and translational research, including explanatory or feasibility studies and systematic reviews, that seeks to improve the health of women, girls and babies in one of the following areas:

  • Fertility, pregnancy and birth;
  • Gynaecological and reproductive health;
  • Gynaecological cancers

Awards are intended to support independent researchers leading their own work at recognised Universities or NHS Trusts in the UK. Applications are encouraged from multi-disciplinary teams.

Wellbeing of Women supports collaborative research projects, especially between academic and industry researchers, although the contracted grant (and associated funding arrangements) will be with the lead applicant's institution. Collaborations with industry are not restricted to UK-based companies. Named academic/clinical collaborators are permitted from outside the UK, but the lead applicant must be UK based.

Call timeline

Call launch: 7 April 2022

Submission deadline: 30 June 2022 by 1pm

Application outcome: December 2022

Awards start: from February 2023

How to apply

Download the RG application forms and guidance below. Before applying, please read the grant guidance.

WoW Research Project Grant Application Form 2022

WoW Research Questions for Non-standard Animals

WoW Research Project Grant Guidance for Applicants 2022

If you have any queries, please contact the Wellbeing of Women research team at or call 020 3697 6350.