Research Grant Funding

2024 research grant applications

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust has a fund that can be used for pump priming of appropriate research projects.

Initially, a one-year award will be provided to support projects with the overall aim of improving the clinical care of patients, to save lives and improve the quality of life for those suffering from aortic dissection.

Members of the multidisciplinary team and researchers involved in the care of patients with aortic dissection are invited to apply.

  • The projects must be in the field of aortic dissection but may be used to fund or part-fund any aspect of the research being carried out.
  • Applications for patients and public engagement, pilot studies and support of ongoing research projects will all be considered.
  • If patient, relative or public engagement is required this will be provided by the charity’s Research Advisory Group.

How applications will be judged

Research studies will be judged and ranked by the Research Advisory Group members on the following criteria:

 

  • Importance of the study to people living with the condition
  • Clinical and scientific importance of the study
  • Experimental design
  • Feasibility and practicality
  • Potential to lead to direct patient benefit in the short, medium or long term

Key Dates

Opening date: 05/02/2024
Closing date: 04/05/2024
Successful projects announced:
19 September 2024

Please use the Application Form to apply

Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust adheres to AMRC’s best practice guidelines ensuring funding for only the best research in aortic dissection. Our approach prioritises patient partnership, public involvement, and embraces equity, diversity and inclusion. We support open research and digital health innovations, focusing our efforts on impactful and progressive medical advancements.

AMRC aortic dissection research member

Why we need research

Aortic dissection is frequently perceived as an uncommon condition with a poor prognosis that only a select group of medical professionals can treat. When someone has an acute aortic dissection, they have a 50% chance of survival before they get to hospital, and by 2050, the number of people with this problem is expected to double. Every year, the same number of people get an aortic dissection as get a brain tumour, and 7% of people who have a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital do so because of an aortic dissection.

While only a few medical specialists can treat patients with acute dissections, a wide range of healthcare professionals may see patients who have an aortic dissection or are at risk. Often aortic dissection patients are seen by cardiac and vascular surgeons, pre-hospital physicians, emergency care, acute medicine, cardiology, and general practitioners.

 

A key to improving the outcomes for patients with aortic dissection is through research and pathway development.

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust is involved in the development of the strategy to support aortic dissection research in the UK and Ireland as well as providing pump-priming research grants with an overall goal of improving patient care, saving lives, and making life better for people with aortic dissection. Those who care for patients with aortic dissection as part of a multidisciplinary team or as researchers are encouraged to apply.

Grants are made to individuals and research teams working within the NHS (UK), Health Service Executive (Republic of Ireland) or a university registered with the appropriate regulator in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

Funded Aortic Dissection Research Projects

The 2023 Research Awards are now closed for applications

This year, the trust had set aside a fund dedicated to the pump-priming of appropriate research projects. Initially, the scheme was established to support projects for one year, with the overarching objective of refining the clinical care of patients, saving lives, and enhancing the quality of life for those affected by aortic dissection.

We extend our gratitude to all members of the multidisciplinary team and researchers involved in the care of patients with aortic dissection who submitted their applications. The evaluation process is underway and we look forward to announcing the recipients of the 2023 awards in September 2023.

We invite you to join our Research Panel to stay updated with the latest news. By joining, you will be among the first to be notified of our 2023 award winners and receive details about the application process for the 2024 research grants.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay connected with us on the cutting edge of aortic dissection research.

Aortic Dissection Research Strategy

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The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust
Registered charity in the UK No. 1191420
Registered charity in Scotland No. SC051517

PO Box 812, Hope Valley, Chesterfield S40 9QY

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The information and materials on this site are for general information purposes only. This site is not designed to provide individual medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any concerns, please speak to your GP. If you believe you have a medical emergency, call 999 immediately.

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust
Registered charity in the UK No. 1191420
Registered charity in Scotland No. SC051517
PO Box 812, Hope Valley, Chesterfield S40 9QY
© 2024 All Rights Reserved

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust

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