We are delighted to announce the launch of a fund for neonatal research.
Funding research is essential to achieving our vision that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life. We want to make a tangible difference to the lives of babies who are born premature or sick.
We particularly welcome projects which evaluate the impact their projects have on families and babies, and on the culture of a neonatal unit. We believe this is especially important to make sure that babies and families are able to support any new developments in neonatal care and any new changes are sustainable.
We want to make sure that the research projects we award funding to will address the key areas highlighted. We also want to make sure that the projects we fund are achievable, will contribute something new to improve the care and development of babies who are born premature or sick, and are run by a team which is able to carry out the work they have proposed. In order to achieve this we will work with our Research Panel to seek external expert feedback on applications when needed.
We have worked with a panel of healthcare professionals, research experts, parents and with someone who was born premature to identify our key priority areas.