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Oct 24

Application Details for EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards

Dr Rahima Begum

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced details of a new funding opportunity aimed at Early Career Researchers hoping to address unmet healthcare needs through multidisciplinary research.

  • The EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards

    The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be inviting applications to an initiative designed to create a cohort of the most promising future leaders who will develop new research capabilities across the EPSRC portfolio to address unmet healthcare needs. This call is intended to support early career researchers (ECRs) to develop a personal programme of high quality, creative, and multidisciplinary research, and to build and grow their research group. A budget of £7-10million will be available to support around 7-10 personal awards of up to five years’ duration.

    This call will seek to enable ECRs to realise their vision of transformative research which addresses long term health challenges, through a flexible and high profile award. EPSRC will be seeking applicants who want to revolutionise healthcare technologies both through the development of field changing fundamental research, and through the integration of approaches which ensure user needs are considered. Furthermore, applicants should seek to design their research to minimise the barriers to its implementation in a healthcare context.

    This call is closely aligned to the Healthcare Technologies strategy; a framework for thinking about how Computational, Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences researchers can tackle current and emerging health challenges facing society.

    Important Deadlines

    Intention to submit a proposal closing date: 16:00, 15 November 2016

    Application closing date: 16.00, 31 January 2017

    Please note that interested applicants must complete their intention to submit a proposal in order for their application to be considered.

    Further Details

    Read the full Funding Call Document [online PDF]

    Visit the EPSRC Website to complete an Intention to Submit a Proposal form.