As part of the application process, applicants will be required to upload attachments in pdf format. These are:

1) A signed letter from the organisation where the research will be conducted, stating permission to carry out the proposed research;

2) A detailed research proposal (maximum 2500, excluding references). The proposal should be set out under the following headings:

  • Summary of research project
  • Introduction (including the scientific background to the research question;
  • Aims and objectives;
  • Project design;
  • Subjects (including justification for sample size)
  • Research methods
  • Data analysis
  • Potential of research for patient care.


3) Two signed references per applicant.

4) A signed ethical approval (if required)

Please view our Frequently Asked Questions or if you like to download them they are available by clicking here.


When can I apply for a grant?

Applications for CRC Research Grants will open on 15 January 2015

When is the closing date for applications?

The deadline for applications for the CRC Research Grants is 5pm on 31 March 2015

When will the grant winners be announced?

Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be informed by end of April 2015

When will the money be available?

The funds should be available within 30 days of the announcement of a successful application.

How long will the money be available for?

The total grant awarded will be available over a period of three years.


Who can apply for grants?

Grant applications are invited from UK-registered chiropractors, UK chiropractic educational institutions and other UK-based academic institutions engaging in research with chiropractors and/or chiropractic educational institutions.

How do I apply?

Complete the online application form and submit it electronically.



Are the research grants available to provide funding to cover tuition costs for education, postgraduate education or postdoctoral education?

No. The CRC grants are only available to support research, which is either in progress or proposed and are not available for funding of postgraduate education involving ‘taught’ programmes.

Would the grants provide funding for overseas education or training?

No. CRC Research grants are not available for this purpose.

Would the grants cover the cost of attending a conference overseas?

No. CRC grants are only available to support research, which is either in progress or proposed. And do not provide funding for solely travel or accommodation expenses.

Would the grants provide funding for a research project outside the UK?

Yes. Collaborative projects involving co-funding are encouraged.

Would the grants cover the cost of computer hardware?

No. The purchase of computer hardware cannot be funded by the grant.

Will the grants cover salary costs?

Yes. The grants can cover salary costs.



Who assesses the applications?

The CRC Scientific Committee assesses all applications.

What criteria are used to assess the applications?

The assessors are asked to consider a number of key points, which are outlined in the assessment criteria section.



Can more than one person apply for a grant?

Yes, if submitting a joint application, one applicant applies on behalf of both applicants.

Can more than 2 people apply for a grant?

No. The maximum number of applicants on a joint application is two. Any other individuals involved in the research project can be listed in the ‘further applicant details’ on the online application form.

Can an individual apply for more than one grant?

Yes, if an applicant is applying for more than one grant they will need to complete an application online for each grant they are applying for.

Can a project supervisor or head of department act as a referee?


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