Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research (SMSR), has today announced its annual funding call for research projects which aim to improve quality of life and wellbeing of those living with spinal cord injury - currently over 50,000 people in the UK alone.

Funding is awarded to clinical researchers for projects of up to three years as part of the Charity’s annual research grants programme, which focuses on four priority areas:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Urinary Tract Infection

Commenting on the funding announcement, SMSR Research Manager, Derek Cutler said: “This year, we are for the first time, inviting applications from both UK and international researchers. We hope that the pioneering research we are continuing to support, will lead to new treatments, practical solutions for day-to-day living, therapies, and a deeper understanding of the complications associated with spinal cord injury.

He added: “Since we launched our grants programme in 2019, we’ve funded over £400,000 of research. We hope this new round of funding awards will pave the way for even more innovative treatments to help people living with spinal cord injury.

Application forms, details of the application process, and eligibility criteria, are available on the Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research webpage by clicking here.

Preliminary applications must be submitted by Friday 21st October, 5pm UK time. Successful applicants will be notified and invited to submit a full proposal w/c 14th November.

Final funding decisions will be made by the Charity in March 2023.