Research Grant Criteria
If you are considering applying for a research grant from Climb, please read the
whole of this section before proceeding.
Applicants are invited to submit a brief summary of their proposed project to
reach Climb on or before the 1st October each year. The summary is to include
outline costings and timeframe. This outline will be used only to establish
whether the project falls within Climb's criteria. Where the proposed project
falls within Climb's remit for funding research, the applicant will be asked to
complete a full, detailed application form. There is one deadline for receipt of
the full application form each year which is 1st December which must include a
On receipt of the completed application form, the project will be peer-reviewed.
The peer-review reports will be submitted to a meeting of the multi-disciplinary
Climb Research Sub-Committee who will make recommendations based on these
reports to the Board of Directors/Trustees. Sub-Committee meetings take place in
March each year with their recommendations being put to a full Board meeting in
April or early May. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their
application by the end of May.
Late applications will be withdrawn if ‘out of time' for the applicant.
Grant payments will only be made in the financial year for which they are
applicable and will be paid by monthly BACS transfer over a 6 month period,
normally starting in July.
Following an agreement to fund a project, either in full or in part, the
applicant will be asked to agree to and sign the ‘Conditions of Grant Support',
funding will not be released until the completed Conditions document is
received. As part of the Conditions of Grant Support, the applicant will agree
to provide regular reports (as detailed in the conditions) on the progress of
the project and the balance of the grant may be withheld until a satisfactory
interim report has been received. Assessment of the reports will be via the same
peer review process as the original application. A report on completion of the
project is also a condition of grant support. Climb will retain all rights to
the research (including intellectual/intellectual property rights) and expects
appropriate acknowledgement of its support in any publication, trade fair or
presentations of any type.
For example; you forward your brief summary which reaches Climb in early
October, this is then internally assessed for relevance and a full application
requested. If the full application is received by the begining of December, this
is then forwarded for peer review. The peer reviews are received in Climb by mid
February and submitted to the Research Sub-Committee in March. The
recommendations of the Sub-Committee are then submitted by the Executive
Director to the full Board at the next available meeting (which is normally in
April or May). The applicant would be informed of the outcome of their
application by the end of May at which time the project if successful, could
commence, subject to Climb receiving the appropriate signed Conditions of Grant
Climb will only fund research into metabolic diseases. In addition, any
restricted funds will also be directed, according to the restrictions placed on
them by donors, towards type specific research. Climb may pump-prime an
important, innovative project or fund one more fully. Grants are likely to be up
to a maximum of £15,000 and Climb is unlikely to fund salaries at a senior
European applicants of any award requiring the use of In Vitro Medical Devices
should ensure that they have registered their research with, and taken advice
from, the Medical Devices Agency to comply with the In Vitro Diagnostic
No project will be considered for funding if ethical approval is required but
not obtained prior to receipt at Climb of a full application.
Please submit your outline project which must include timeframe and outline
budgets to Climb.
We are only wishing to fund research for 2014/2015 in: