ITMAT Call for Proposals 2018

To accelerate the translation of patient-based discovery research and experimental medicine across the NIHR Imperial BRC, we are pleased to announce two calls for proposals: ‘Developing Capacity’ and ‘Push for Impact’. The deadline for applications to both opportunities is 12.00 (midday) on Thursday 22nd February 2018.

Developing Capacity

This call for proposals aims to build clinical academic capacity in patient-based discovery research and experimental medicine across the NIHR Imperial BRC, by providing up to 18 months of ‘seed’ funding to researchers at the level of late-stage Clinical Research Fellow, Clinical Lecturer or early stage Lecturer. It is expected that funding from this call will facilitate the generation of additional data and/or evidence that will support follow-on Fellowships/awards from other funders, within a period of 6 months from project completion.

The NIHR Imperial BRC has allocated approximately £160,000 of funding to support this call which we expect will fund up to 4 projects. It is recognised that costs for some proposals may be higher than others. However, an indicative cost per proposal is likely to be between £25,000 and £40,000 over the 18-month period.

To apply, please read the ITMAT Developing Capacity Call Guidelines (PDF) and complete the ITMAT Developing Capacity Application Form. Applications should be submitted to brcofficer@imperial.ac.uk before the deadline of 12.00 on 22 February 2018. Please note that all projects must start by 1st June 2018.

Push for Impact

The Push for Impact call aims to accelerate the translation of patient-based discovery research and experimental medicine to encourage innovative projects to deliver clinically-focused outputs for the NIHR Imperial BRC by exploiting the resources and capabilities within ITMAT. Similar to previous calls, the intention is to support the ‘pull-through’ of discovery science into potential clinical application. Successful proposals in this call will generate high impact publications and demonstrate a feasible route to more comprehensive clinical studies to be funded externally.

With a total budget of £850,000 this call will support up to six, 18-month multi-disciplinary projects that can demonstrate a strong promise of success. Requests for funding are expected to be in the region of £100,000 – £150,000. The call also aims to encourage multi-disciplinary collaborations from across the Imperial Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Natural Sciences to generate potential clinical impacts within the NHS.

To apply, please read the ITMAT Push for Impact call guidelines and complete the ITMAT Push for Impact application form. Applications should be submitted to brcofficer@imperial.ac.uk before the deadline of 12.00 on 22 February 2018. Please note that all projects must start by 1st June 2018.

General enquiries relating to the scope and objectives of this call should be directed to the BRC Office: brcofficer@imperial.ac.uk

Specific enquiries concerning the resources and technical support available within the core platforms and resources should be discussed with the relevant contacts listed in Annex 1 – ITMAT Resources, Facilities, and Technologies (PDF).