The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation

2013
Anne Felton stepped down from the Nurse & Allied Healthcare Professional Selection Committee as Chairman in June 2012, in June 2013 the Foundation welcomed Dr Lesley Lowes as Chairman . We would like to thank Anne for her contribution over many years.

We are also delighted to welcome Professor Joan McDowell to the Research Selection Committee.

2012
On the 26th June the annual general meeting took place for The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation.  Professor Des Johnston stepped down from the committee. At the same meeting a new chairman for the Foundation - Professor Melanie Davies, was appointed. Professor Des Johnston has served on the Board of Trustees for the last year, however he has for many years been an active chair for our Grant committee. Professor Johnston will very much be missed. It was also at this meeting that Dr Mary Pierce stepped down from the ‘Research Selection Committee’ after many years of playing a key role on our committees. We would like to express our sincere thanks for all the support and hard work given by Des and Mary over many years.

The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation are delighted to announce that Professor Melanie Davies, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, has accepted the position as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  Professor Davies has been an active member of the Research Selection Committee.  We would like to welcome Melanie to her new role.
The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation are delighted to announce that Professor David Matthews, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, has accepted the position as Chairman of the Research Selection Committee.  We would like to welcome David to his new role.

2011
To comply with the recommendations from the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) for Best Practice Peer Review, Dr Mary Pierce will now step down from her position as Trustee, however, she will continue to act as Chairman for the Research Selection Committee.

2011
On the 20th June the annual general meeting took place for The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation.  Professor David Owens and Anne Felton step down from the committee. At the same meeting a new chairman for the Foundation - Professor Des Johnson - was appointed.

Professor David Owens and Anne Felton have both served on the Board of Trustees since its inception back in 1996.  Professor David Owens has served as Chairman since 1996.  We would like to express our sincere thanks for all the support given by David and Anne over may years. Anne Felton will remain the Chairman of the Nurse & Allied Healthcare Professional Selection Committee.

The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation are delighted to announce that Professor Des Johnston, Imperial College, London, has accepted the position as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  Professor Johnston has played a very active role over many years with the Foundation both as a Trustee and as a member of the Research Selection Committee and previous chair of the Grant Committee.  His wide experience will allow Professor Johnston to take over with immediate effect and will serve until 2013, we would like to welcome him in his new role.

2011
The Board of Trustees are delighted to announce that following have accepted the position of trustee:
Professor Melanie Davies (Leicester)
Professor Steve Bain (Swansea)
Professor David Matthews (Oxford)
Professor Angus Forbes (London)
Dr Anne Dornhorst (London)
Dr Paul O'Hare (Warwick)

2009
The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation has partner status with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This means that the research supported by the Foundation meets predefined criteria such as independent peer review and is likely to yield benefits in terms of patient care and management. Therefore Research projects funded by the Foundation will be automatically adopted on to the NIHR portfolio of studies. By including studies in the NIHR portfolio researchers have access to the resources of the Clinical Research Networks including training and support and also the possibility to access research nurses and administrative staff as deemed necessary.

July 2015



Number of applications
2018
Research Fellowship = 2
Grant = 39
Fund clinical project = 13
Fund course of study = 31
Fund educational meeting = 5
2017
Research Fellowship = 3
Grant = 27
Fund clinical project = 3
Fund course of study = 22
Fund educational meeting = 2
2016
Research Fellowship = 13
Grant = 14
Fund clinical project = 8
Fund course of study = 15
Fund educational meeting = 15
2015
Research Fellowship = N/A
Grant = 19
Fund clinical project = 2
Fund course of study = 17
Fund educational meeting = 9
2014
Research Fellowship = 11
Grant = 17
Fund clinical project = 4
Fund course of study = 12
Fund educational meeting = 2