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WT Developing Concept Fund


The Wellcome Trust has awarded Cambridge University an Institutional Translational Partnership Award (iTPA).

The Developing Concept Fund is intended to pump-prime the translation of novel therapeutics, devices and diagnostics, including repurposing of existing therapies towards a clinical end. 

It is intended that successful project applicants will obtain evidence of the feasibility (or otherwise) of their translational plans, strengthening their chances of obtaining downstream funding. The focus will be on very early stage translational research and projects should be seen as a way to gain sufficient evidence to support follow on funding such as MRC CiC applications. Projects will be encouraged to include a substantive cross-disciplinary collaborative component between basic scientists, clinical scientists and/or industry (as appropriate for the project). Proposals must be led by a Principal Investigator at the University of Cambridge.

The fund supports projects up to a maximum of £50,000 each for 9 months.

The next round will open on 25th March 2021,

An online launch event for this call will take place at 1-2pm 25th March, where details of the call with be provided and previous recipients will showcase their experiences. 

Please fInd Zoom Link to launch event

​Please email Cathy Boucher if you have any queries regarding the call.

Posted on 05/03/2021

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