Academic & Student Affairs

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

The Desmond Whyte Trust

This Trust was created by the late Doctor Desmond Gilbert Cromie Whyte who died on 10 February 1998.  Following the death of his wife in August 2001, in accordance with Dr Whyte’s wishes, the income from the Trust was bequeathed to the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences of Queen’s University Belfast to fund such project or projects as the School at their discretion may decide.  Awards will be made on the recommendation of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Scholarships Committee.

Amended March 2012, November 2013

C. A. Beck Bequest

This benefaction was established in 1995 under the will of Mr C A Beck.  The income of the fund will be used to support research into the prevention of brain damage occurring at child birth.  Awards will be made on the recommendation of the Scholarships Sub-committee of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences. 

Alice Margaret Bryson Bequest

Miss Alice Margaret Bryson, a member of a prominent Co Down family with strong medical connections, died on 19 January 1987.  In her will she bequeathed the residue of her estate to the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences of the University for the general purposes of the Medical School (but without creating any legal obligation) that the bequest be used for the purpose of research into children's diseases.

Funds may be made available from the bequest on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences and applications should be addressed to the Head of School.

Amended March 2012

Cardiac Research Fund

This fund was established in 1980 through a bequest from the Will of Mrs Mary Martin to support cardiac research at the University.   The fund is available to cover minor expenses incurred as part of research activity, such as travel costs to present scientific data or purchase of consumables/equipment in the pursuit of cardiac research.

Grants will be made on the recommendation of a panel within the Centre for Public Health.   Applications, in writing, should be forwarded to Mrs Niamh McElherron, Administrative Manager, Centre for Public Health, Institute of Clinical Sciences Block B, Royal Victoria Hospital Site, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ.

May 2007, March 2013

The Carroll Trust

This Trust was founded in 1978 by a bequest to the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences from the estate of the late Miss Nina L.E. Carroll.  The income from the Trust is to be used for research beneficial to handicapped children, also children with debilitating diseases and, if possible, research into muscular dystrophy.  Grants from the Trust will be made to suitably qualified research workers on the recommendation of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Scholarships Committee.

Amended November 2013

James A. Cleland Fund

Research grants from the James A. Cleland Fund, which was founded in 1968 under the will of James A. Cleland, will be made for assisting research into rheumatic, arthritic, inflammatory and allied diseases.  Awards will be made on the recommendation of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Scholarships Committee.

Amended November 2013

Samuel Creighton Haematology Fund

This fund, established in 1981, derives from a gift to the Department of Haematology in the School of Clinical Medicine (now the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology) from the Trustees of the Samuel Creighton Jnr.  Appeal Trust Fund which was established by the people of Carrickfergus to pay for treatment with the drug Interferon for Samuel Creighton Jnr.  The fund is to further the Department's research in the field of haematology and grants from it are made at the discretion of the senior management team within the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology.

The Fund is currently being used to support cancer research (haematology) through studentships, travel, equipment and consumables.

November 2012

The Ethel Millicent Drennan Bequest

The fund was established in 1999 under the will of the late Ethel Millicent Drennan, who bequeathed the residue of her estate to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of The Queen's University of Belfast.  Awards will be made from the income of this fund on the recommendation of the senior management team within the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology for the purposes of cancer research.

The Fund is currently being used to support cancer research through studentships, travel, equipment and consumables.

November 2012


The Herbert Elwood Dental Fund (incorporating the Walker Bequest)

Herbert ELwood died in 1961 and left £1000 for the Dental School and a further £1000 for the Medical School, its application to be at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor in consultation with the respective schools.

Herbert Elwood was a founder member of the Dental School and Lecturer in Dental Mechanics at the University, 1920-1952.   The fund is to be used for travel grants for staff employed within the Centre for Dental Education to attend conferences, research meetings, etc.

Applications for a travel grant should be made to the Centre Director for consideration by the Senior Management Team within Dentistry.

May 2007, February 2014

The Herbert Elwood Medical Fund

Herbert Elwood died in 1961 and left £1,000 for the Dental School and a further £1,000 for the Medical School, its application to be at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor in consultation with the respective schools.

Herbert Elwood was a founder member of the Dental School and Lecturer in Dental Mechanics at the University, 1920-52.  The medical fund will be applied for the purposes of research in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences on the recommendation of the School Scholarships Committee.

Revised February 2014

The James Nelson Cummings Bequest

This fund was founded in 1990 under the will of the late James Nelson Cummings of Donaghadee, who bequeathed the residue of his estate to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Queen's University of Belfast.  Awards will be made from the income of the fund on the recommendation of the senior management team within the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology for the general purposes of cancer research.

The Fund is currently being used to support cancer research through studentships, travel, equipment and consumables.

November 2012

Sir Thomas & Lady (Edith) Dixon Fund

This fund, established in 1961 through a gift from Edith, Lady Dixon, is to be applied for the purposes of medical research.

Amended November 2013, February 2014

M.E.O. (Bertha) Donnelly Bequest

The Bertha Donnelly Bequest was made to the University in 1978 under the will of Marion Elizabeth Olive Donnelly.

The income from the bequest is to be used for the furtherance of research into multiple sclerosis or related diseases.

Applications for grants should be made to the Director of the Centre for Infection and Immunity.

Application may be made throughout the year to the Director of the Centre for Infection and Immunity.

January 2010, May 2013

Friar Fund

This fund derives from a bequest made in 1960 by Stewart Ashwood Friar.  The income is to be applied for the purposes of cancer research in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.

Amended March 2012, November 2013

The Macafee Fund

This fund was established in 1978 by a generous gift from Dr Tow Siang Hwa of Singapore to honour and perpetuate the name of C.H.G. Macafee, Professor of Midwifery and Gynaecology 1945-1963.  Dr Tow studied at this University as a postgraduate student with Professor Macafee and later became Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the University of Singapore from 1963-69.

Grants from the fund, which is to be used for the advancement of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the widest sense, will be made on the recommendation of the School of Medicnie, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Scholarships Committee. 

Revised November 2013

The Harold McCauley Fund for Cardiovascular Research

This fund was established in 1986 through a generous gift from Mr Harold McCauley of Omagh. The income from the fund is to be used

(i) for the creation of research fellowships or studentships to enable the full-time study of various aspects of disease of the heart and circulation, such persons being permitted to pursue part of their research programme in approved centres outside Northern Ireland, and

(ii) for the purchase of equipment, and the provision of technical assistance and other expenses directly related to such research.

Appointments and grants will be made by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences.

The Agnes J McCluggage Research Fund

This research fund was established in 1992 under the will of the late Agnes J McCluggage of Larne who bequeathed the residue of her estate to the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences of the Queen's University of Belfast.  Awards will be made from the income of the fund on the recommendation of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Scholarships Committee for the purposes of general medical research with preference given to research in heart disease or cancer.  

Amended November 2013

The Lucy McGuigan Bequest

Mrs Lucy McGuigan of Killowen Park in Lisburn died on 28 April 1989. In her will she bequeathed one third of the residue of her estate to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences to support research into Multiple Sclerosis.

Funds will be made available from the bequest on the recommendation of the Director of the Centre for Infection and Immunity, and applications should be addressed to the Director of the Centre for Infection and Immunity.

Both staff and students can apply for this funding and applications may be made through the year.  The Director of the Centre for Infection and Immunity will select the recipient.

January 2010, May 2013

Martha Moffett Bequest

Miss Moffett, who suffered from muscular dystrophy, died on 28 July 1990.  She left her entire estate to The Nuffield Department of Child Health and her Executives agreed to establish a fund for the purpose of research into the causes and management of disease in childhood.  Awards will be made on the recommendation of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Scholarships Committee.

Amended March 2012, November 2013

The Ratcliff Bequest

The Ratcliff Bequest was established in 1978 under the will of Mrs Dora Grace Ratcliff. The income from the fund is to be used for the benefit of the general purposes of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, particularly in relation to the teaching and research work of the School.  Grants will be made on the recommendation of the School's Scholarships Committee.

Amended November 2013

The Elizabeth Stewart Research Foundation

Mr G A Stewart, a retired Belfast businessman, died on 1 March 1987.  After a number of other bequests the residue of his estate was bequeathed to the Senate of the University for the purpose of establishing a foundation to be known as the "Elizabeth Stewart Research Foundation".  The entire income from the invested funds is to be applied at the discretion of the Senate solely to provide grants for investigation and research into the cause, alleviation and cure of senile dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The Senate of the University has delegated authority to deal with the use of the funds to the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and grants from the income of the foundation will therefore be made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences.  Applications for grants should be addressed to the Director of the Centre for Public Health.

January 2010, March 2013

McCammon Bequest

This fund was founded in 2003 under the will of the late Ms Mary Letitia McCammon who bequeathed part of her estate to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for the purposes of “general medical research”. 

The funds will be used for research fellowships, studentships, travelling scholarships, grants for the provision of technical assistance or grants to meet other expenses incurred in the prosecution of postgraduate study and research in connection with the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.   

Awards will be made on the recommendation of the School's Scholarships Committee.

Amended February 2009, March 2012, November 2013

Soulby Research Fund (Biological Sciences)

The Soulby Research Fund was established in 1983 as a result of a bequest to the University by Mr D.E.B Soulby.  The fund was divided equally between the Departments of Botany, Zoology and Geology.  In 1995 Botany and Zoology combined under the School of Biological Sciences.  Awards may be made in the form of a studentship or for the provision of technical assistance.  The award will be utilized to support any undergraduate student at either Stage 2 or 3 registered for a degree in the School of Biological Sciences.

Applications should be made to the Head of School of Biological Sciences, normally in May.  Awards will be made on the recommendation of the School Management Board.

May 2012

The Haller Gift

The gift is made to commemorate the memory of J. W. E. Haller, Ph.D. (QUB, 1945), sometime external examiner in the Faculty of Science in the University and the first Director of Research for Industries Ltd.  The income on the money is to be available for medical research into heart and associated diseases, to be approved on the recommendation of the Director of the Centre for Public Health to whom application for grants should be made.

June 2006, March 2013

Medical Ethics Bequest

The fund was established by the former Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Research Ethical Committee.  The income of this fund is to be applied for the purposes of research or training in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences and awards will be made on the recommendation of the Scholarships Committee.

November 2013

Medical Research Fund

Prior to 1955 there was a composite account for research funds.  In March 1955, the Medical Research Fund became a separate account with 80 shares of £10 in the Investment Fund.  In 1971, a bequest from the late John Courtney was received amounting to £2,294.  Reported to Senate: 1958 SM 6:

(b) one-half of the remaining fourth "to the Queen's University of Belfast ... the said sum to be used by the said University to assist general medical research in Northern Ireland". 

"Further sums for the above purposes would be received on the death of a life tenant of part of the estate...In June 1978 the Solicitors confirmed to the Deputy Bursar that the life-tenant was still enjoying the income of part of the estate.

The income of this fund is to be applied for the purposes of research in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences and awards will be made on the recommendation of the School's Scholarships Committee.

November 2013

Montgomery CA Research Fund

Background:
Mr Charles Adam Montgomery died on 15 November 1951.  He left £5,000 originally, followed by £3,554, with the hope – although it was not binding – that it should be used for medical research with special regard to the prevention or cure of cancer and rheumatism. 

The income of this fund is to be applied for the purposes of research in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences with special regard but not exclusive to cancer and rheumatism.  Awards will be made on the recommendation of the School's Scholarships Committee.

November 2013

Moore, JA Research Fund

Background:
John Alexander Moore left £1,000 and a 1/17 share of the residue of his estate for medical research in the Department of Child Health following his death in 1962.

The income of this fund is to be applied for the purposes of research in child health in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.  Awards will be made on the recommendation of the School's Scholarships Committee.

November 2013

Dr Thomas Howard Crozier Fund for Cardiovascular Research

The Dr Thomas Howard Crozier Fund was founded in 2007 by Ms Carol Crozier in memory of her father who was a physician with a particular interest in Cardiovascular Research. The fund will be used to support cardiovascular/vascular research including, where sufficient income is available, the establishment of a senior academic position in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.

February 2014

The John Ford Lynas Studentships

Origin
The fund was established in 2002 through a bequest from Mrs Catherine Lynas in memory of her son, Dr John Ford Lynas, who graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in Biochemistry and briefly lectured in Biomedical Chemistry with the School of Pharmacy.

The fund was opened in 2002 with £1 by Professor Walmsley and regulations established.  It was held ‘inactive’ until Mrs Lynas’ death.

Duration
The capital will be invested in perpetuity and the annual income used to fund the studentship(s).

Benefaction
Three awards to be paid annually to 2nd year students enrolled on the MSci Food Science and Food Security programme, who are undertaking summer placement in the University laboratories.

The value of each award is £1,400.  Each student will receive £150 per week for a six week placement + £500 to be allocated toward their respective project costs.

Awards will normally be paid in arrears at the end of the following month.

The awarded will be competitive.  Students will be required to complete and submit an application form for consideration by the IGFS Steering Committee.  The award will be advertised in September, completed applications to be submitted by 31 October.   The recipient will be notified before the end of December.

The Committee reserves the right not to award the funded placements, and are permitted to grant more awards in the succeeding year.

Terms
To support undergraduate students studying biochemistry or a related discipline in the Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences.

The programme of work must include a biochemistry element.  The programme will be drawn up in consultation with an academic from Biochemistry (School of Biological Sciences) and be offered only to IGFS students.

The student will be co-supervised by IGFS and Biochemistry staff.  Through the programme of work, the student will receive an introduction to biochemistry which may result in the development of an interest in the subject. 

In addition, the student will interact with postgrad students. 

The student must be returning to the University to continue their studies.

The placement will be advertised by the Institute for Global Food Security through various means, e.g. established communication with undergraduates through email (School) and verbal (lecturers), and websites (IGFS and School of Biological Sciences).  The scholarship will be advertised for the first time in September 2014.

 February 2014