Healthcare Impact Partnerships 2018/2019

EPSRC invites proposals for Healthcare Impact Partnerships. A budget of at least £5 million is available to support projects that progress previous EPSRC-funded research towards generating impact in healthcare. This call is intended to support novel Engineering and Physical Sciences research that is aligned to the Healthcare Technologies theme strategy and contributes to at least one of the Healthcare Technologies Grand Challenges.

This call is open to eligible UK-based academics that have held an EPSRC grant, or portfolio of grants, who wish to build on the research outputs of the grant(s) to promote impact in human health and wellbeing within EPSRC remit. Some EPSRC grants are not eligible qualifying grants for this call - please see the Eligibility section of the full call document for more details.

Applicants will be required to partner with both clinicians and business, bringing together a range of expertise to provide the support and guidance required to promote impact in the healthcare sector. All partners will be expected to play an active role in the design and delivery of the project, as well as demonstrating significant direct or in kind contributions towards the project. Projects should involve clear demonstration of clinical engagement throughout the proposal in order to ensure the research will address an unmet clinical need and/or offer significant added value over current or alternative healthcare solutions. Please note that this call will only support preclinical and precompetitive research projects, and results will be placed in the public domain.

Proposals will be assessed on the research outputs of, and impact generated from, the previously-funded EPSRC-funded grant, the suitability of the proposed research team, the strength of the business and clinical partnerships, the quality of the proposed research, the strength of the pathway to impact of the proposed research (and resources requested to support this), and the extent to which further support will progress the previously funded research towards impact in healthcare.

Anyone intending to submit a proposal to this call must register their Intent to Submit by 16:00, 12 July 2018 (see the How To Apply section of the full call document for detail). Applicants that do not register their intent to submit before the deadline will be ineligible for the call.