Translational Research Funding Application Clinics

by | May 2, 2024 | Future events, News | 0 comments

Are you thinking of applying for Translational Research Funding?

Translation Manchester together with the Innovation Factory are now providing 1:1 support, via on-line funding application clinics (20 minutes), to help you prepare for your application. Our support includes the following, amongst other:

  • Arranging support letters.
  • Coordinating internal peer review.
  • Completing application sections relevant to intellectual property protection and exploitation.
  • Signposting to relevant support in our network.
  • Advice on which scheme suits your translational research project better.

Dates of the next clinics are:

  • Friday 10th May, 10:30 – 12:00
  • Friday 17th May, 10.30 – 12:00
  • Friday 24th May, 10.30 – 12:00
  • Friday 7th June, 10:30 – 12:00
  • Wednesday 12th June, 14:30 – 16:00
  • Wednesday 19th June, 10:30 – 12:00
  • Wednesday 26th June, 10:30 – 12:00

Book your 20 minute slot

Are you yet to decide which scheme is suitable for your project?

We can help you identify the most suitable scheme for you. Please find below some information about the most relevant  translational funding schemes from NIHR and MRC, but we support applications for all translational funding bids including LifeArc and BHF Translational Award. These awards cover a significant portion of the translational research pathway and are the natural follow-on funding schemes from our internal translational pump priming schemes such as the MRC Impact accelerator Account (IAA) and the Translational Partnership Award Schemes (A2E, C4T) managed by Translation Manchester.






Invention for Innovation (i4i)

No max value, up to 36 months duration

The i4i Product Development Awards (PDA) supports collaborative research and development of medical devices, in vitro diagnostic devices and high-impact patient-focused digital health technologies for use in the NHS or social care systems.

29th May


Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Up to £500K, up to 36 months duration

Funding for health, public health and social care research covering a wide range of health service challenges in England

10th July


Efficacy and  Mechanism Evaluation (EME)

No limits to funds and duration

Funding for ambitious studies evaluating interventions with potential to make a step-change in the promotion of health, treatment of disease and improvement of rehabilitation or long-term care

20th August, NIHR webinar to support applications to this funding opportunity, on Monday 3 June 2024, 11.45am to 1pm


Experimental medicine

No limits to funds (but typically >1M) and duration

Investigating the causes, progression and treatment of human disease. Project must include an experimental intervention or challenge in humans, focus on a mechanistic hypothesis, be academically-led

2nd October. Application rounds close every April and October.


Developmental pathway funding scheme (DPFS)

No limits to funds and duration

To develop and test novel therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics and other interventions.

Application rounds close every March, July and November.


Developmental Pathway Gap Fund (DPGF)

Up to £300K, up to 24 months duration

To generate critical preliminary data to build confidence in the development strategy for a new medicine, repurposed medicine, medical device, diagnostic test, or other medical intervention development. The Developmental Pathway Gap Fund (DPGF) sits beyond the smaller Impact Accelerator Account (IAA) funding and before the substantive and longer Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) funding.

10th July, Application rounds close every March, July and November.