Do you need a grant to fund your next Spinal Cord Injury research project?  

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research is an independent charity dedicated to funding research that will help to improve quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury (SCI).

There are around 40,000 people living in the UK with SCI, many of whom will experience complications from their injury.  Our new Research Grants Programme is focussed on the following areas each of which affects the quality of life of people living with spinal cord injury (SCI):

  • Assistive Technology Primarily for Upper Limb Function
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Urinary Tract Infection

We provide grants of up to £100,000 per year for up to 3 years, but also welcome applications for smaller projects.  You should be realistic and request a level and duration of funding that is appropriate to your proposed activities.

Eligibility and application process

We welcome submissions from researchers for proposals that fall within one of our four priorities. Research projects should have clinical impact and a stated intention of disseminating the results of the study.

Ideally, at least one applicant would be affiliated with an academic institution.  We encourage joint applications with the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but this is not a condition of gaining a successful outcome.

We accept international applications but require that the lead institution be based in the UK. Note that due to the nature of our fundraising efforts, some funding may be restricted to particular geographical locations.

All applications will be assessed on research method, feasibility and clinical impact by our independent Scientific Advisory Board. 

To apply, please read our guidance for applicants by clicking here, then complete our preliminary application form -click here - and return to [email protected]


The deadline for submissions has now closed.  We expect that the next grant call will be announced in Spring 2020.  Please do monitor for updates around this time.

Successful applicants who have submitted for the current grant awards will be notified and invited to submit a full proposal in the week of 11th November

Deadline for submission of full applications: Tuesday 31st December, 5pm UK time

We expect to make final funding decisions in February 2020

If you have any questions, please contact Derek Cutler, Research Grants Manager [email protected]: Tel 01296 316783 Mob: 07930 494681


Our terms and conditions for grant awards are available hereDisclaimer - We reserve the right to change our terms and conditions and application process at any time.