Funding Links #4

Scheme Details Typical timelines and budget
AZ Open Innovation R&D challenges: specific challenges for which AZ seeks solutions. As required to progress project
BHF Translational Award Supports the pre-clinical development of new cardiovascular medicines and technologies so that they are attractive for follow-on funding: bridging the funding gap between promising innovations and the clinic £250k
CRUK Biotherapeutic Drug Discovery Programme Awards Identify and characterise novel biotherapeutic targets.
Identify and develop novel therapeutic entities for the benefit of cancer patients.
Up to five years, £2.5M
CRUK Biotherapeutic Drug Discovery Project Awards All stages of drug discovery, from target and pathway identification and validation, through to early preclinical studies. One to three years, £300k
GSK Discovery Partnership with Academia Integrated GSK-academic partnerships that can translate innovative research Six -12 months
Innovate UK Multiple schemes which are updated regularly, ranging from small innovation vouchers to large, collaborative programmes. Usually industry-led. Various
MRC Biomedical catalyst Early stage, small molecule, drug discovery.  Will fund development of therapeutics. Up to three years, £3M
Royal Society Innovation Award For scientists who wish to develop an already proven concept or prototype into a near-market product, ready for commercial exploitation. Up to two years, £250k
Royal Society Paul Instrument Fund For scientists in the UK who want to design and construct a novel instrument to measure phenomena in the physical sciences. One to three years, £75k
Royal Society Translation Award For scientists who wish to investigate the feasibility of commercialising an aspect of their research. Up to two years, £50k
Wellcome Trust Seed award Small, one-off grants to help researchers develop original and innovative ideas to a position where they would be able to be competitive for a larger award from the Wellcome Trust, or another source. Up to two years, £100k
Worldwide Cancer Research Funding for basic and translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer 12-36 months, £250k