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Applications will be reviewed by a Committee comprising a range of experts from academia, industry and administrative sectors with experience of realising impact from research. Further information on the composition of this committee will be published online in due course. 

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • demonstration of added value of funding to translation of research outputs from basic programmes
  • strength of the rationale
  • quality of science
  • un-met biological need
  • future commercial opportunity
  • IP position
  • likelihood of developing a full proposal to be submitted to larger follow-on funding schemes.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by week commencing Monday 8 November 2021. Please note that all awarded funds must be spent prior to 30 May 2022.