Secure Translational Funding
The Translational Research Office (TRO) manage a number of devolved funding streams targeting early stage proof-of-concept projects and have extensive knowledge of the UK translational funding landscape. We can help source the most appropriate funding scheme for projects and ensure that the most compelling cases for support are generated. Securing funding enables projects to progress along the translational path, de-risking future investment.
The TRO administrate translational proof-of-concept funding through the Medical and Life Sciences Translation Fund (MLSTF). The fund is open to all University of Oxford researchers and provides consolidated internal proof of concept funding for translational medical and life sciences projects. The next call will open in May 2022.
The TRO also identify the most appropriate external grant funding source for a project. A few of the translational research funding schemes available to researchers are:
- BBSCR Follow-on-Fund opportunity, open for current and former IAA awardees (next deadline for submission is 5 October 2022).
BBSRC will be holding a FoF webinar at 13:00 on Wednesday 7 September. This will provide details of the programme and guidance for those seeking to apply, along with a Q&A session with BBSRC staff. Interested parties should register by following this link: https://ukri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JvxxgJ9STfWOsQnH0QgKGg
- i4i FAST (Funding at the Speed if Translation) Awards Pilot Scheme: rolling deadline.
- Therapeutic Catalyst - Cancer Research UK (deadline: open until awarded).
- MRC Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (next deadline for outline submission: 23 November 2022). If you do plan to collaboration with an industrial collaborator, please do check the following guidance: MRC Industry Collaboration Framework (ICF) – UKRI
- BHF Translational Award (next deadline for preliminary and full application: 12 September 2022).
- NIHR Invention for Innovation: (Product Development Awards deadline for submission: Autumn 2022).
The TRO supports developing robust project plans and compelling applications for funding. Our Translational Research Managers can support grant writing activities, provide project management support and advise on long-term translational research strategies.
The TRO works closely with Oxford University Innovation (OUI), the Medical Sciences Business Partnerships Office and University of Oxford's Research Services to ensure appropriate expertise and advice is sought at key stages in project development.