The iTPA translational funding pathway
Funding early-stage projects
The iTPA includes a complete early-stage funding pathway. From stimulating new ideas with the Translational Innovation Competition, through enabling early proof-of-concept with the Springboard Fund, supporting more advanced proof-of-concept with the Accelerator Fund and enabling the development of impact-driven projects with the Impact Fund.
We focus on and are keen to hear from postdocs (please discuss with your PI first) early career researchers and those new to translation. We encourage collaboration or interaction with clinicians, the NHS and industry from as early as possible. We are interested in projects with a clear clinical or commercialisation potential but balance this with projects that have the potential to impact human health and wellbeing in other ways.
Candidate projects can be considered for any stage of the pathway and get added support throughout to progress to the next translational step by securing more external or internal funding, as well as develop establish or further develop clinical and/or industry collaborations.
Translational Innovation Competition
A personal award of £1,000 to seed or validate the translational side of your research.
More information about the Translational Innovation Competition
A £5,000 grant to fund the further development of early-stage ideas, e.g. by enabling proof-of-principle or early proof-of-concept.
A £20,000 grant to fund proof-of-principle and stimulate future translation.
More information about the Accelerator Fund
A £50,000 grant is offered in conjunction with dedicated Entrepreneur-in-Residence support to develop impact-driven projects delivering human health benefits.
The funding is exclusively available to the members of Translational Hub, which is open and free to join for all University staff.