General Application FAQs

Before applying for any of the categories in our Funding Application section, please check the following FAQs.

Yes you can resubmit the proposal if applicable to do so in the next similar round. However rather than make an identical application we would expect you to make amendments to strengthen any future submission from any feedback Rosetrees may have provided or through any internal discussion.

Yes, collaborators from any worldwide academic institution, hospital or company are permitted.

Yes if you are able to conduct the research at a UK institution for the duration of the project being applied for. This assumes you have all the correct documentation to work in the UK for the period.

Yes. Please e-mail info@rosetrees.co.uk and request a blank copy of the relevant application form.

Most grants will fund salary, consumables and animal costs, plus small equipment needed for the work and essential travel. Our grants won’t fund overheads, fees, salaries of tenured staff and large equipment costs.

No, as long as they can effectively supervise the project.

No - all references, figures, appendices etc. need to be within the specified page limit and font size of the uploaded technical report.

Once the deadline has expired, all rounds need to go through a number of review and approval stages before successful proposals can be notified. As a guide expect to hear an offer of funding six months from the round deadline, although some rounds with less submissions may be quicker and some rounds considering larger amounts may take slightly longer. Where we reject proposals during the processing period, you will hear this outcome when known.

Ideally we would ask you to submit as early as possible before the advertised deadline in case there are issues. Unfortunately the system won’t allow submissions past the advertised deadline date and time, we can only intervene in exceptional circumstances.

If a variation in amounts across years can be justified then yes you can make this request and it can be considered. However this shouldn’t be too heavily weighted for a particular year, and the overall cost requested must be within the round limit.

The process is set-up for the PI to be the principal ‘lead’ applicant who would make the submission and invite all other participants onto it. If someone from a research office was making the submission on the PI’s behalf, then they would have to ensure the PI is listed as the ‘lead’ applicant on the application.

No we will email them so can be international, however, they must be an expert in the area of the submission, from a different institution and not be affiliated with the work, not be a current collaborator or co-author on a paper or grant published / awarded within the last 5 years, and be willing and able to provide a review.

Who can apply?

A biomedical scientist working in clinically relevant medical research is acceptable. The clinician or biomedical scientist must have an established academic track record and be in a tenured position at least for the duration of the award.

Both lead applicants should be UK based and preferably from the same institution. Overseas collaborations can assist if this enhances the research but the funding can only go to the UK based lead institution.

A PI from the Hospital Trust is acceptable and presumed will be Medicine lead.

Yes as long as the lead institution is agreed and this becomes that institution’s one and only application. The funding must be managed by that lead institution.

Your application would have to be selected on behalf of the whole institution

The past ID winners have all been in tenured position and the applicant must be in-contract for at least the duration of the project.

What collaborations are acceptable?

Yes once you have your cross discipline lead PIs then additional collaborations are possible.

Yes, we’re happy to consider applications where the company is contributing matched-funding. Our preference is for 50:50.

Will my project fit the remit of this call?

Line of sight to clinic is essential for a successful application. It doesn’t have to result in patient benefit by the end of the grant but must be a clear plan on how this will be achieved within 5-10 years post-grant. 

The projects are chosen on their own merits and interdisciplinarity and not biased towards any particular area of medicine.

The quality of the project and the potential impact on human health is of highest importance. We usually fund research that affects UK patients and some of our research is from tropical medicine which may affect a small population in the UK with an impact worldwide. There is therefore scope if a small UK population will also benefit.

Yes, we also fund translational research in pre-clinical animal models

Will my project fit the remit of this call?

Yes, we will fund directly incurred costs associated with the project e.g. salaries, consumables and animal costs. We will consider travel costs (max. £1000) and small equipment costs (max £1000) that are essential to the project. We do not fund directly allocated or indirect costs, PhD tuition fees or publication costs.

The grant offer is for £300,000 over 3 years i.e. £100,000 p.a. Even though you justify in your application why the research can be completed in 2 years the £300,000 will still be released over 3 years if you are successful. You will receive payment at the start of the project as soon as all the relevant paperwork and agreement is in place. After that progress updates will determine the next payments. No invoices will be necessary.

Depending on the quality of the applications we have funded up to 3 ID prizes. One fully funded by RT, one with a co-donor and one part funded (50%) with funds made up by the university.  However this is a decision made by our advisory panel on a yearly basis.