For staff

The iTPA Translational Innovation Competition

Win £1,000 to increase the impact of your research

We are offering a personal award of £1,000 to develop and validate the translational side of your research. The award is exclusively available to the members of Translational Hub, which is open to all University staff. We particularly encourage applications from independent early career researchers and postdocs (but please discuss this with your PI).


Rolling monthly deadlines. Please register your interest and we will be in touch. 

Register your interest 



We encourage researchers to think outside the box (and the lab) when it comes to the use of the prize. The prize can be used for travel, meeting potential collaborators, clinicians or stakeholders, discussing or testing the suitability of your idea or anything else you can think of. Research expenses are also eligible if essential.


The process is fast and easy. If applying, please make sure you discuss this with your PI first:

  1. Register your interest and we will get in touch ASAP to discuss your idea and application.
  2. Once you have discussed your idea with one of the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence you will be able to submit your application. There are two ways to do this: 
    • Fill out a 600-word application form, explaining how you would use the prize, what you would be able to achieve and how you’d try to develop your project further.
    • Alternatively, you can submit a 5 minute unlisted YouTube video link. How to create an unlisted YouTube video - instructions.