The King’s Health Partners Research and Development Challenge Fund

This fund aims to support researchers from across their partners to explore and develop innovative ideas that may lead to new discoveries, therapies or diagnostics with the potential to transform human health.

The Fund is designed to help researchers develop an evidence-base sufficient to enable them to apply for more substantial funding from established bodies such as the Medical Research Council or the Wellcome Trust.

The Fund is administered by King’s College London and run by the Director of Research Development and Strategy. Applications for funding are considered at meetings of the Research Assessment Committee which take place three times per year. Applications are sent for external peer review. The next deadline for applications is 7 December 2015.

Criteria and eligibility for the fund:

Proposals for research from any biomedical or clinical discipline will be considered. This includes research proposals focused on public health and primary care.

The objective of this fund is to provide pilot data to enable a more substantial funding application.  Funding is limited to £80k and 12 months. The funding cannot be used to support research intended to lead to a PhD.

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