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What is the Warwick Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership?

Launched in 2020, the Warwick Wellcome Translational Partnership aims to drive the translation of research research into improvements in human health.

The partnership will accelerate the development of new preventative and therapeutic strategies to tackle ill-health locally, nationally and globally. It will help deliver lasting impact, whilst strengthening links with partners in both industry and clinical settings.

What will the Partnership deliver?

The Warwick-Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership will focus on investing in fellowships and projects aimed at exploiting emerging impact in the science of early life, tissue models of human disease and disease control and prevention. Two funding programmes are available to support people and new ideas, whilst developing a translational ecosystem across the University and local NHS trusts.

Translation Fellowships provide the opportunity for researchers to engage with translational research activities and take forward opportunities. Find out about the fellowships 

Translation and Innovation Grants provide project-focussed pump priming awards to overcome specific barriers and/or directed towards later stage projects that need support to move to the next technology readiness level. Find out about the grants 

Breaking Translational Barriers Awards, smaller awards of up to £10,000, are available to access bespoke external expertise and advice on the potential of the idea or technology and overcome well-defined barriers, for example engaging end users and networks, commissioning market research analyses and exploring routes to market to progress their research along the translational pipeline. The Breaking translational barriers awards will not fund Warwick staff time. 

What funding is currently available?

The second round for Translation and Innovation Grant applications will be launched in November 2020.

Please contact to discuss the Breaking translational barriers awards to access bespoke external expertise and advice.

Where can I find out more?

Find out about how to apply