Translational Research Funding Calendar

Translational funding is used to bridge a ‘gap’ in development between early-stage research conducted at the University level and its progression towards innovation, product development, commercialisation or impact generation through policy influences. 
The following table contains links to relevant funding sources that researchers can access either internally or externally. For more information and advice on how to apply for translational funding, please click on the appropriate links or get in touch with the TRI.
Translational Grant Scheme Internal/External
2023 Transformative Research Technologies (23TRT) External
AHRC Impact Acceleration Account Internal
Alderley Park Oncology Development Programme External
BBSRC Excellence with Impact (EwI) Internal
BBSRC Follow on Fund (FoF) External
BBSRC Impact Accelerator Account (IAA) Internal
BBSRC standard research grant External
BHF Translational Award External
Biocity Business Accelerator Programme External
CRUK Accelerator Award External
CRUK Multidisciplinary Project Award External
CRUK Pioneer Award External
Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme External
EPSRC Impact Accelerator Account (IAA) Internal
EPSRC new investigator award External
EPSRC programme grants External
EPSRC standard research grants External
ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Internal
Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund (GKE) Flexible Fund and Small Grant Fund Internal
Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) External
Infections and immunity: responsive mode: programme External

BBSRC Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe)

LifeArc Philanthropic Fund External
Molecular and cellular medicine: responsive mode new investigator External
Molecular and cellular medicine: responsive mode partnership External
MRC Clinical academic research partnerships External
MRC fellowships External
MRC Funding for early stage development of new healthcare interventions External
MRC IAA Internal
MRC Joint Global Health Trials External
Neurosciences and mental health research: responsive mode research grant External
NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) External
Royal Academy of Engineering SME Leaders Programme External
RSE/STFC Enterprise Fellowships External
Scottish Government Translational Clinical Studies Research Grant External
SE High Growth Spin-outs External
Social sciences, Humanities and Arts for People and the Economy (SHAPE) Catalyst External
STFC Early stage research and development scheme External
STFC Impact Acceleration Account Internal
STFC Late-stage commercialisation scheme 2023 External
The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust External
Transdisciplinary funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) External
UKRI Developing Engineering Biology Breakthrough Ideas External
UKRI Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards External
UKRI Knowledge Transfer Partnerships External
UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge External

Innovate UK Business Connect and the BioIndustry Association (BIA) have developed a health innovation funding map, to help the navigation of the complicated world of translational funding. To access the funding map, please click here