Action Medical Research and Charitable Trust joint awards

The CSP Charitable Trust and Action Medical Research are offering a Joint Project Grant for 2019.


Apply for funding

Please read the FAQs on this page for further information.

Applications will be considered through the Action Medical Research peer review system for research to help children with brain damage, or those with other mental or physical disability at birth. In particular, this concerns research into effective physiotherapy treatments and the dissemination of the results to the public.



Applicants who apply in this topic area and whose Principal Investigator or Joint Principal Investigator is a full CSP member are eligible to apply for up to £250,000.

Application timetable - please note the following:

  • deadline for submitting outline: 20 November 2019 at 5pm
  • deadline for submitting full proposal: March 2020
  • date outcome expected to be announced: July 2020

Apply via the Action Medical Research website

FAQs for Action Medical Research applications

I can't find the form on this website.
You need to apply through the Action Medical Research website.

Who should I contact for help/support with my application?
Send an email to Action Medical Research:

Am I eligible to apply?
Please check the Action Medical Research website for application guidelines and exclusions. If you are also a CSP member and have sufficient research experience then you are eligible to apply for the joint award.

Can the team apply for £250,000 if I am not the lead researcher?
An application will only be eligible for the joint-funding amount of up to £250k if you apply as the Principal Investigator or Joint Principal Investigator.

The form says I can only apply for up to £200k - and not £250k as you advertise?
Action Medical research will accept applications from CSP members of up to £250k so long as they are the named Principal Investigator or Joint Principal Investigator.

How does Action Medical Research know I am a CSP member?
You will be required to include your CSP membership number in your application.

Can I apply for a presentation grant if my application is successful?
If your project is funded, you will be able to apply to the CSP Charitable Trust for £600 to support you with the cost of presenting at Physiotherapy UK. Please contact the Charitable Trust and Awards Officer via email for more details:

Who will judge the application?
Your application will be assessed by Action Medical Research's scientific panel, which includes representatives from the CSP Charitable Trust's Scientific Panel. Full applications will also be sent out by Action Medical Research for external peer review.

Who will administer the award if I am successful?
The award will be administered through Action Medical Research and subject to their standard terms and conditions of research awards, as well as specific conditions relating to projects funded through this collaboration that will be issued at the point of award.

Is this related to the CSP Research Priorities project?
You may find that citing the CSP Research Priorities if relevant to your application and other priorities will enhance your application and illustrate why the topic area is of importance. For more information see specific priority areas.

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