Research funding

We are delighted to announce that the first award from our new research fund has been granted to a pioneering project which aims to understand pain in premature babies.

The Paediatric Neuroimaging research team from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford will receive a £145,987 grant from Bliss, over three years, to fund a project which seeks to improve the measurement and treatment of pain in premature babies.

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.

Our research strategy

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We want to make sure that the research projects we award funding to will address the key areas highlighted in our research strategy.

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 work with our Research Panel to seek external expert feedback on applications when needed.

How to apply for research funding

Find out more about the process for applying for funding for research projects.
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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.

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