Translational funding opportunities
MVLS has secured approximately £2m of translational funding from the BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust to help support the translation of research. The Translational Research Initiative (TRI) coordinates access to these funds to help:
- De-risk innovations to secure next stage grants (e.g. MRC DPFS), industry collaborations (including Innovate UK funding), or investment for spin out company formation
- Up-skill academic researchers engaging with impact and commercialisation
- Deepen and expand external partnerships with industry and investors
- Develop the MVLS technology pipeline
Through the TRI, funding is available for research projects with high potential for translation and impact. Applicants should clearly outline the unmet need, the unique benefits of the solution, the route to market and the next steps in the translation pathway for the work to be funded.
Funding opportunties available from Wellcome ECD, MRC CiC, MRC P2D, BBSRC EwI and BBSRC IAA.
To identify the technology readiness level (TRL) of your project and the funding opportunities available, see below.
For more information, please watch our Applying for Translational Research Funding Video and contact Louise Mason.
MRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)
The MRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) is an award aimed at accelerating the transition of research from discovery science to the early stages of translational science, by supporting proof-of-concept studies, pump-priming and feasibility studies.
BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)
The broad aim of the BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) is to facilitate the impact agenda, including forging new collaborations with industry and strengthening existing external, non-academic collaborations.
Wellcome Translational Partnership Award (TPA)
The Wellcome Trust has awarded the University of Glasgow a Translational Partnership Award (TPA) to further develop the support available to researchers across the medical, life and social sciences.
Translational Research Funding Calendar
Visit our calendar for a full list of awards and deadlines.
BBSRC Excellence with Impact (EWI)
The Excellence with Impact (EwI) Legacy Fund is open to all MVLS staff and postgraduate research students. Collaborative applications involving other University of Glasgow staff/students or external partners are welcomed, but the lead applicant must be part of MVLS.
Advice on Applying for Translational Funding Awards
Watch our video and learn more about translational research, available funding, and how to apply.
Research Associate Opportunities