Policies and documents for research fellows


You can find all of our terms and conditions and policy documents here.

Research funding strategy

Academic and clinical researchers are encouraged to read our Research Funding Strategy and familiarise themselves with our open access and publication policies and arrangements for assignment of intellectual property.

The main objectives of our research funding strategy are to:

  •  Continue to enhance the special contribution that we can make to the field of medical research, particularly research related to ageing and older people;
  • Encourage high quality research applications within our vision and purpose;
  • Ensure that our funded research continues to qualify for the HEFCE Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF), NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) support and NHS support costs as set out in AcoRD guidance.

Download Research Funding Strategy


Open access policy

The Dunhill Medical Trust is a member of a consortium of biomedical and health research funders that contribute to the funding of Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC), with the intention of ensuring that the complete versions of publications derived from DMT-funded research are freely available.  The Europe PMC service will ensure that papers deposited are freely available, fully searchable and extensively linked to other online resources for the benefit of researchers funded by The Dunhill Medical Trust. It will also enable DMT to have full access to details of publications arising from the work it funds.

Grant holders may apply to DMT for a contribution towards the valid costs of open access fees levied by publishers who support the open access model, but demand payment to allow manuscripts to become available in Europe PMC within six months of the publisher’s official date of final publication.

pdf-iconDownload the full Open Access Policy


Intellectual Property Agreement

If you think there may be an issue relating to intellectual property (IP) with your project, please do contact us.  We have provided a specimen agreement below, but clearly, this is subject to the nature of the IP.

Download the specimen Intellectual Property Agreementpdf-icon


Policy on use of animals in research

The Dunhill Medical Trust is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). All AMRC members support the AMRC position statement on the use of animals in research. Download a copy of the statement.

Guidelines for authors

As a research funder, the Trust is keen to track the outcome of the research which it has supported (either wholly or in part) and it is part of the Terms and Conditions of grant awards that this support is acknowledged appropriately by grant holders.

All authors on a research publication should liaise with the corresponding author to ensure that funder acknowledgement(s) are set out correctly. It is also important to ensure that the instructions for authors for the relevant publication on how to acknowledge funders and grants are followed appropriately.

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We also require all lead applicants for Research Project Grants to provide an ORCID iD when completing an application form in its Grants Management Portal. Applicants who don’t have an ORCID iD can register for one.  ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.  This can greatly help reduce administrative work in research activity reporting (as well as providing a range of broader benefits for researchers: for example, connecting research-related information to support career tracking).

Terms and Conditions - Research Grants

Any offer of a Research Grant from the Trust is subject to the Terms and Conditions set out in the document below.  By accepting the award of any grant offered by the Trust, the Grant Holder agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions, and also agrees that in the event of a breach of the terms, the Trust will be entitled to withdraw the grant and to repayment of any unused portion of the sums awarded under the grant. Where appropriate, the Trust will require the Grant Holder to enter into a formal Grant Deed containing these provisions. We recommend you review this document before applying for/accepting the offer of a grant from the Trust.

Terms and conditions of award for Research Grants


Our terms and conditions and guidelines



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