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:
- i4i FAST (Funding at the Speed if Translation) Awards Pilot Scheme: rolling deadline.
- BBSRC ICRUe (deadline for applications: 30 May 2022).
- Muscular Dystrophy Translational Research Fund - LifeArc and MDUK (Expression of Interest Deadline: 31 May 2022).
- Therapeutic Catalyst - Cancer Research UK (deadline: open until awarded).
- MRC Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (next deadline for outline submission: 20 July 2023).
- 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.