Warwick-Wellcome Translational Partnership
Call for applications for Translational Fellowships and Translation and Innovation Grants
Warwick has been awarded £600,000 from the Wellcome Trust for a Warwick-Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership award. Warwick is supporting the Translational Partnership with £180,000 from HEIF. 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. The Warwick-Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership will provide supporting expertise in impact delivery and will strengthen links to partner institutions in industry and the local hospital network.
Two funding programmes are available to support people, translational funding and embedding of a biomedical translational research culture and are now open for applications:
Translation Fellowships to provide the opportunity for researchers to engage with translational research activities and take forward opportunities. Longer term funding (1-2 years) is available for a dedicated researcher to drive forward translational research arising from their own research or that of the research group. It is anticipated that around 3 awards will be made.
Translation and Innovation Grants to 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. Applications to buy out UHCW clinician’s time for a translational project would also be welcome. It is anticipated that around 8 awards will be made.
Applicants should normally be a University academic employee, or be the holder of a personal research fellowship awarded competitively, with a contract lasting the duration of the project. UHCW-employed clinicians are also eligible and applications must provide an accompanying letter from the Clinical Director confirming support for the project. If funding is requested for buy-out time for clinicians a signed letter of support and commitment to the dedicated research time from the Clinical Director is required.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted on the Warwick-Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership Application Form to Wellcome-Translation@warwick.ac.uk by 1 February 2020.
Further information can be found on Wellcome Translational Partnership