Bookmark and Share

This article is in the news archive.

WT Access to Expertise

Applications are invited to apply for flexible funds, awarded to the University of Cambridge by the Wellcome Trust, through an Institutional Translational Partnership Award (iTPA).

The funds are to support the outsourcing of expertise (consultancy) for ongoing and new projects in order to accelerate the development of therapeutics. Projects aiming to research and develop drugs, biologicals, gene therapy, or medical devices for human patient treatment, management or diagnosis are all within scope.   

These awards will allow the applicant to:

  • gain evidence of the feasibility (or otherwise) of their translational plans
  • unblock specific bottlenecks to shift their research to the next phase of translation
  • strengthen their chances of obtaining downstream funding

Such expertise could be in the form of:

  • regulatory advice
  • health economics
  • competitor landscape
  • market analysis
  • biostatistics
  • business plan
  • technical expertise in a specific therapeutic modality (beyond the expertise of our current industry experts in residence)

**Please note that this list is not exhaustive and other approaches of overcoming research challenges by accessing expertise will also be considered.**

Funds cannot be used to support:

  • Patent landscaping, filing or similar costs for registering intellectual property rights, as this type of support is offered by Cambridge Enterprise.
  • Salary costs
  • Laboratory work or clinical trials

Fund will support costs up to a maximum of £15,000.


All University of Cambridge affiliated PIs are eligible to apply.

Application process

If considering to apply, please contact Dr Juraj Rievaj at your earliest convenience to discuss the next steps and to get the application form.

Deadline for applications: Friday 18th December 2020.

For more information please watch the video below (please note that the new deadline for applications is 18th December 2020):

Posted on 16/11/2020

Further news

Go to the news index page.