|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|