Second Call for Transformative Healthcare Technologies – Development Phase

The second call for Transformative Healthcare Technologies is a high risk, high return initiative and will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1, the development phase, will identify projects that demonstrate readiness in order to deliver an ambitious programme of research in Phase 2. In the programme delivery phase, awardees in development phase will be invited to bid into a second call, where we envisage supporting around four to six substantive programmes of research.

EPSRC IS CURRENTLY INVITING OUTLINE PROPOSALS TO THE SECOND CALL FOR TRANSFORMATIVE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES FOR OFFER OF AWARDS IN PHASE 1, THE DEVELOPMENT PHASE.

EPSRC is looking to invest in ambitious and highly adventurous healthcare technologies (HT) research driven by curiosity that aligns to the HT theme’s strategic priorities. The healthcare technologies theme is keen to build on the first call by expanding its portfolio of potentially transformative healthcare grants.

Please refer to the call document for guidance before submitting your proposal.

Funding available:

  • Up to £6M is available through this call to seed fund feasibility studies of maximum £300K (80% FEC) each
  • We expect to fund around 20 projects for 15 months with a set start date of 01 September 2021.

Please note, at the 9th month mark of feasibility studies there will be another call for offer of awards for the second (delivery) phase.

How to apply:

Anonymised outline proposal followed by an invitation to submit a full proposal.

Assessment process:

Anonymous outlines will be assessed and prioritised by an expert panel. Invited full proposals will undergo postal peer review, followed by assessment at a prioritisation panel resulting in a rank ordered list.

Key dates:

Activity

Date

Briefing Webinar

10 September, 2020

Engagement Forum

16 September, 2020

Deadline for Outline Proposals

16:00, 14 October 2020

Outline Expert Panel

w/c 23 November 2020

Deadline for Full Proposals

16:00, 10 February 2021

Full Proposal Prioritisation Panel

June 2021

Award start date

01 September 2021

Contacts:

Michael Onoja
Email: Michael.Onoja@epsrc.ukri.org
Phone: 01793 442892

Katherine Freeman
Email: Katherine.Freeman@epsrc.ukri.org
Phone: 01793 444 052

Healthcare Technologies Theme
Healthcare@epsrc.ukri.org

Je-S helpdesk

JeSHelp@je-s.ukri.org

Please refer to Je-S Homepage for call opening times.