Maximising technology, research and innovation

We want to support projects that:

  • Address a clear clinical need that will translate into patient benefit within 3-5 years. We are open to all health conditions, but we are particularly interested in cardiovascular, cancer, mental health, respiratory and neurological research.

  • Pump prime research ideas that are likely to attract future NIHR funding as a result, and/or which reflect Sheffield’s areas of tertiary care or specialism (e.g. neurosciences).

  • Seek to introduce innovative technology (such as artificial intelligence or robotics) and translate research outcomes into practice.

  • Will develop partnership working with universities and other research organisations to raise the profile of health-related research within Sheffield.

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£235,321 for research into FSHD (Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy)

£235,321 for research into FSHD (Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy)

FSHD is a genetic muscle disorder, which causes muscles in the face, shoulder blades, upper arms and other parts of the body to degenerate over time. As yet there is no cure, however, there are several new treatments being developed. Here in Sheffield the Charity have funded a four year research project enabling a natural history study aimed at evaluating outcome measures for clinical trials.

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