To assist young research staff who have yet to establish a track record, to get research programmes underway.
To support new & innovative medical/dental research projects.
The full spectrum of medical sciences. Donors may nominate specific areas, eg. cancer research, mother & baby research, heart disease, etc.
Trusts, legacies, Gift Aid, donations, fundraising events.
Up to £12,000 or part thereof for equipment and consumables but rarely salaries. From time to time larger grants may be given.
All projects subject to approval by an independent National Scottish Scientific Advisory Committee (NSAC).
An initial Start-Up Report and a Final Report enable the NSAC and local committee to monitor progress.
Each Region is responsible for raising funds and the allocation of funds.
There are no full time employees. Costs are kept to a minimum.
Edinburgh, Grampian, Strathclyde and Tayside.