Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and Sparks have announced a national funding call in child health research in 2019/20. Under this funding call up to £2M is available to support project grants from researchers across the UK. The emphasis of this call is on complex childhood illness, including rare diseases and we are delighted to announce that this year again, they have partnered with 5 rare disease charities, including Myotubular Trust. Therefore, within this call they are specifically asking for applications that aim to significantly advance the search to find a cure and/or a treatment for any of the genetic forms of centronuclear and myotubular myopathy.

All projects must aim to improve understanding and/or outcomes for the child and have the potential to lead to the development of new diagnostic tools and novel interventions. Proposals will be asked to articulate a clear route to clinical application and strong partnership between clinical and laboratory- based research.

Read more details here: GOSH Charity and Sparks Call for Applications 2019_2020 & FAQ. The deadline for submission of outline applications is 4pm on Thursday 25 July 2019. This funding call particularly encourages applications from early career researchers and those who are still consolidating their independent research careers. They welcome international collaboration and co-operation too.

We are proud to be part of a partnership with these two organisations who have done so much to further the health of children, and we thank all our donors and fundraisers who make it possible for us to be part of such a partnership.