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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
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
NHS Innovation Accelerator The NIA is seeking local, national and international high impact innovations that address the following NHS priorities:
– Mental Health
– Urgent and Emergency Care
– Primary Care
See Website Midday, 26thJuly 2017
NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research – Competition 24. Applications for stage 1 research proposals to develop individual programmes, multidiscipline – clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences. See Website 27th July 2017
The Health Foundation Insight 2017 See Website Both small and large scale awards.12pm noon, 25th July 2017
Innovate UK Design Foundations 2017 Round 2: UK businesses can apply for a share of £1 million for early-stage, human centred design projects to create new products or service ideas See Website Must register before midday on 14th June 2017, with a submission deadline of midday 21stJune 2017
Nesta Longitude Prize –
Developing solutions to antimicrobial resistance
See Website Every 4 months from 31 May 2016- 30 Sep 2019
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 ageing.
See Website
Numerous, on-going
Public Health at Cambridge Numerous open funding calls See Website Numerous (several closing soon)
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
BIG Lottery Fund Big Potential Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises Organisations. See website
On going
UCL Enterprise Bright Ideas Awards See Website On going
Wellcome Biomedical Resource and Technology Development Grants See Website Applications considered once a year preliminary deadline in January