Asthma UK and Innovate UK Project Grant: diagnostics themed call
Asthma UK‘s vision is to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma, and Innovate UK supports UK businesses to develop and commercialise new products and services to tackle some of the biggest global health challenges. Together, they are investing in exceptional patient-centric science and trying to broker research collaborations between academia and UK industry to develop new tools that can accurately diagnose asthma and its subtypes so that 5.4 million people with asthma in the UK can benefit from personalised healthcare.
The focus of this call is to develop tools for quick, accurate, scalable and low-cost diagnostics in asthma. Research can be focussed at any stage of the innovation pathway however, a clear pathway to adoption or commercialisation must be articulated (including estimated timescales), any collaboration with partners who can drive research outputs to adoption/commercialisation must be evidenced, and projects which are likely to achieve impact for people with asthma in the short to medium term (5-10 years) will be prioritised.
They will be awarding grants between £50k and £250k which will be available for up to three years.
As a result of a joint event proposed by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and run with Asthma UK in July 2017 this new competition is announced with additional funding from Innovate UK, which was also initiated by the KTN.
Guidance for applicants
Before starting an application, researchers who are interested in applying for funding should carefully read the following documentation which can be found HERE
2018 Project Grants – Guidance notes for applicants
2018 Project Grants – Frequently Asked Questions
2018 Project Grants – FAQs on lay involvement
Asthma UK’s 2016-2021 Research Strategy
Applications should be made via Asthma UK’s online research management system.
The deadline for applications is 1pm on Tuesday 27 March 2018.
If you have any questions about this grant round, please contact the research team:
E: firstname.lastname@example.org / T: 0207 786 4946
Key Dates for the Asthma UK/Innovate UK 2018 Project Grants round:
16 January 2018: Project grants rounds open for applications via the online research management system
1pm, Tuesday 27 March 2018: Deadline for completed applications
April – May 2018: Peer and lay review process
June/July 2018: Asthma UK’s Research Review Panel meeting
July/August 2018: Applicants notified of the funding outcome
Earliest Start date: 1 October 2018