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CDH UK Research

CDH UK conducts it’s own research, helps and co-authors on projects, You can view results of our surveys by clicking here and our publications here. If you would like to assist in any of our research projects please go back to the main Research Hub page

Research Fund & Grants

Encouraging and supporting research are two of our charity’s main aims and so if you are here because you are interested in conducting research that will benefit the CDH population we want to hear more and possibly help to fund your project or support you in other ways such as providing help with designing research protocols, creating lay materials or finding stakeholders. 

Current call outs

CDH UK is a leading Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Charity based in the UK. It is proud to have a dedicated CDH Research Fund that supports CDH research projects internationally. It has recently released a further £200,000 grant and is calling for expressions of interest.
Round 1 will open on 1st February 2023 and close on 28th February 2023 and consists of a short application form to understand the research project Question and end points.
Round 2 will open on 1st March 2023 and will close on 31st March 2023 and consist of a further application to obtain full details of the research project including people and institutes involved, research design, required licenses, ethics and approvals for example.
Applicants must be tenured with an academic/research institution
Only applications for research that benefits Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia will be considered. Applications that align with our research priorities will be highly favoured and are as follows:
  • Cause and prevention of Isolated Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Improving survival rates with improved outcomes
  • Improving outcomes and quality of life for patients and their families
Applications must include scientific and lay summaries.
We would like to encourage UK based research or UK based Principal Investigators that are collaborating internationally.
We would like the research to begin within the next 12 months
We will also consider funding projects that involve other funders or that are part of a large research consortium requiring funding for investigators/students for example.
We will consider applications for PhD projects.
Project length will be a consideration in decision making with a preference of under 5 years from start of project to delivery of results.

Request a Research Fund application form here