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Harrington UK Rare Disease Scholar Award – Call for Proposals Now Open

We are delighted to announce the first UK call for proposals for rare disease project funding by our partners, the Harrington Discovery Institute, is now open.

Full applications due: 2 March, 2020


Harrington Discovery Institute and its registered UK charity Fund for Cures UK, have issued a call for proposals for the 2020 Harrington UK Rare Disease Scholar Award, a new programme to advance promising research into novel treatments for rare diseases. In addition to grant funding, Harrington Discovery Institute provides guidance and oversight in all aspects of drug development, while taking no rights to intellectual property, which is retained by the scholar and their institution. The call for proposals is now open. Please see link to online application below.


Link to online application system:

Screenshots of the application process can be found here

You must be registered with SmartSimple to complete the application- details here

Please note that the application process requires two letters of support- one from your Head of Department and one from a past or current colleague. Please also be aware that you should also talk to your Departmental administrators and finance teams to discuss submission as early as possible.


Anne-Sophie Schillinger from the Translational Research Office is available to provide support and advice on applications.

Please get in touch with Research Services if you need advice on IP that may have been generated whilst you’ve been supported by other grants and/or want to use this award to augment a current project that is funded by another body.

Harrington UK Rare Disease Application Guidelines

Guidelines for application can be downloaded here