EPSRC are inviting outline proposals for Healthcare Impact Partnerships in the area of advanced materials and nanotechnology for healthcare. A budget of £5 million is available to support projects that will progress previous EPSRC funded research in advanced materials and nanotechnology towards translation within a healthcare application. Proposals should build upon existing strengths and expertise and demonstrate potential to address an unmet healthcare need and/or offer significant added value over current or alternative healthcare solutions.
This call is open to eligible UK academics who have held an EPSRC grant or portfolio of grants in advanced materials and nanotechnology. Applicants will be required to work in partnership with at least one industrial partner to progress their previous research outputs towards translation. Partner(s) will be expected to provide a financial contribution to support the project and play an active role in development of the research project and pathways to impact.
Proposals will be assessed on the impact generated from their previous EPSRC funded grant, the suitability of the proposed research team, the quality of the proposed research and the extent to which further support will progress the previously funded research towards translation.
- Issue date: 30 May 2013
- Closing date: 16:00 on 24 July 2013