Funding calls

This page is being updated with current funding calls that may be of interest. Click on the links to take you through to the funders website for more information.

Biomedical Catalyst 2022 Round 2: Industry-led R&D

Opens 15 August 2022. UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop innovative solutions to health and healthcare challenges. This funding is from Innovate UK. For more information:

Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. For more information:

SBRI: Home glaucoma monitoring Phase 1

The aim of this competition is to develop disruptive innovative solutions that focus on home (or near-patient) glaucoma monitoring, including home tonometry and home assessment of visual function, and optic disc imaging. For more information:

Epilepsy Research UK: Endeavour Project Grants

Epilepsy Research UK researches into the diagnosis, causes, and clinical management of epilepsy and associated conditions. Proposals are invited for fundamental science and clinical research grants investigating the causes, diagnosis or treatment of epilepsy and associated conditions. Grants can be up to £175,000 to support a research project lasting a maximum of three years. Project grant proposals will investigate an hypothesis that has been based on pilot data, with the aim of substantially contributing to furthering knowledge of epilepsy. Applications for the support of salary costs, purchase of equipment, or PhD student fees are also welcome. It is expected that the majority of the grant will cover a dedicated salary or support staff costs for 3 years. For more information:

Cancer Research UK: Prevention and Population Research Project Award

Prevention and Population Research Awards provide support for focused research proposals centred on key questions in prevention and population research. For more information:

GUTS Fighting Bowel Cancer: Research Grants

Applications are invited for two grants of £500 each for innovative research projects relating to the care of colon cancer patients. All applications will be considered with reference to GUTSfbc’s aims and objectives as a charity: to improve care, treatment and outcomes for people with bowel cancer. Applications will also be considered for ad hoc grants of differing amounts for studies matching the criteria outlined above. For more information:

Macular Society: Seedcorn Grants

The Macular Society is a charity funding research into macular disease. Seedcorn grants of up to £25,000 are available for projects with a maximum duration of 1 year at a UK institution. Macular Society will consider applications for clinical or laboratory-based research projects which can positively impact people with macular disease. This may include research into causes and prevention, early detection, treatments or improving quality of life. Researchers are welcome to submit grant applications to carry out research on any type of macular disease. For more information:

Public Health Research Programme – future topics

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme is considering the following topics for future commissioned research:

  1. Interventions to support the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers and refugees
  2. Interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of sex workers
  3. Tobacco control plans in the UK
  4. Health and health inequality impacts of place-based interventions
  5. Interventions to reduce loneliness
  6. Effectiveness of interventions aimed at preventing domestic abuse
  7. The health impacts of no recourse to public funds
  8. Workplace health: interventions to improve physical and mental health for employees
  9. Reducing sexually transmitted infections

If prioritised, the potential advert date for Stage 1 applications to these funding opportunities is either Autumn 2022 (possibly 25 October 2022) or Spring 2023 (possibly 7 March 2023). However, please note these are indicative dates, which may change. For more information:

22/78 Motor neurone disease highlight notice (HSDR Programme)Fast Start: Innovation

The Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme is accepting stage one applications to this funding opportunity.

The programme aims to commission high quality, well designed research which will be carried out by effective and efficient research teams, providing findings which meet the needs of NHS and Social Care managers and leaders. For more information:

22/83 Mental Health and wellbeing of workers in small medium enterprises (SMEs), gig economy and specific occupations

22/82 Improving mental health outcomes for women and partners who have experienced pregnancy not ending in live births

22/81 Healthy extended working lives

22/80 Interventions to promote mental health and wellbeing among young women

Prostate Cancer UK: Research Innovation Awards

This is a two-stage call that will open for expressions of interest for bold, innovative research projects that have a real potential to impact the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. For more information:

Prostate Cancer UK: Transformational Impact Awards

This new funding initiative will support larger-scale research investments which aim to tackle the biggest challenges in prostate cancer, covering high quality discovery science, through to translation and clinical research. These awards will deliver research which cannot be met through our existing funding schemes, with the ambition to significantly expand our understanding of the disease, maximise the scale and speed of progress in prostate cancer research and crucially deliver a positive impact on the lives of men with prostate cancer. For more information:

Alopecia UK Research funding