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New funding opportunities for members

Welcome to our funding opportunities section. We aim to publish a regular update of funding opportunities in health innovation, which may be of interest to our members.

We endeavour to make this as relevant to you as possible so please let us know if there is anything we have missed that you feel should be included.

Funder    Funding Opportunity  Eligibility Criteria & Applications Deadline
National Institute for Health Research  

Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led evidence synthesis

See Website


1pm,  5 December 2017
Innovation Connect  

Innovation Connect helps innovators in the health service and industry to realise their ideas and embed them into clinical practice and potential opportunities in international markets

See Website On-going

Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led primary research

See Website 1pm, 5 December 2017
Kings Health Partners Research and Development Challenge Fund ‘Fast Track’


See Website  Email khpresearchoffice@kcl.ac.uk at any time
Innovate UK, Digital Health Technology Catalyst 2017  

Up to £8 million is on offer for UK businesses to work on innovation projects that tackle the biggest healthcare challenges

See Website Deadline for registration is 4 October 2017
Innovate UK  

Various funding opportunities with the goal of improving digital health

See Website


Various closing dates: earliest is 11 October 2017. Latest is 1 November 2017

Longitude Prize –
Developing solutions to antimicrobial resistance

See Website Every 4 months from 31 May 2016- 30 Sep 2019

Healthcare Technologies Programme Grants

See Website 27 October 2017, 4pm
Dunhill Medical Trust The Dunhill Medical Trust offer numerous funding and research opportunities Invests in innovation in the care of older people and research into the causes and treatments of disease, disability and frailty relating to aging. See Website Numerous, 2018/19 new applications close 1 November 2017
Public Health at Cambridge Numerous open funding calls See Website Numerous, earliest deadline 9 October 2017
British Heart Foundation New Horizons Grants See Website No deadline-submit application when ready
Oxford University Innovation Health Innovation Challenge Fund See Website Numerous
Creative England  

Creative England supports and invests in digital creative companies to finance business growth.

See Website New funds launching in Spring 2017
King’s College London  

King’s Health Accelerator 2017 Call Open

See Website Should apply as soon as possible (King’s staff Internal only)
Medical Research Council The MRC is offering a number of funding opportunities See Website Numerous


National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation See Website On-going
National Institute for Health Research  

The NIHR is offering numerous current research funding opportunities

See Website Numerous
National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) Impact Investment Fund See Website On-going
Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) Bright Ideas Fund Teams within GSTT with ideas of commercial potential. See website On-going
National Institute for Health Research  

Digital Interventions for Sexual health promotion

See Website 1pm, 14 November 2017
UCL Enterprise Bright Ideas Awards See Website On going

Biomedical Resource and Technology Development Grants

See Website Applications considered once a year preliminary deadline in January