Funded by the Wellcome Translational Partnership Award (TPA) this scheme enables researchers to access tissue samples from the biobanks within the Translation Manchester Research Network.

Awards up to the value of £10K are available to help researchers overcome the translational bottleneck of a lack of access to tissue samples. Successful applicants will be awarded funds to obtain tissue from one of the Biobanks in the Translation Manchester Research Network. The overall aim of the call is to facilitate progression of research projects along the translational pathway, unlocking bottlenecks, and bringing the University’s innovations closer to patient impact. This scheme has a one-stage application process with a deadline on Friday 24th March 2022. Other key dates for the A2T call are available below.

  • Funding call opens w/c 6th February 2023
  • Notify your RSMs Friday 24th February 2023
  • Application deadline 12 noon Friday 24th March 2023
  • Notification of outcomes w/c 15th May 2023
  • Projects start June onwards

This scheme is now CLOSED.

Application brief and application form for the last call of A2T scheme can be downloaded below:

You can download and read the frequently asked questions for the Translation Manchester Accelerator Awards 2023 by following this link:

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A list of previous awards made under this scheme can be found below:

A2T 2023
Developing a liquid biopsy to detect molecular minimal residual disease in women with advanced high-grade serous ovarian cancer
Robert Morgan

Evaluation of candidate microRNA biomarkers in the diagnosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, and their potential function as therapeutic targets

Xin Wang
Selective knockdown of proinflammatory microRNAs to tackle neurodegeneration and cognitive decline: myth or reality?

Elena Bichenkova
Characterising the immune and microbial features of gentital Crohn’s disease
Sheena Cruickshank
The Role of Circadian Rhythms in Skin Repair
Qing Jun Meng


Read about other funding opportunities by following the links below.

Confidence for Translation (C4T)

Up to £75k for translational research projects

Translation for ECRs (T4E)

Up to £5k for translational early career researchers

Access to Expertise (A2E)

Up to £25k to access external technical expertise

TMAA 2023

An overview of the Translation Manchester Accelerator Awards 2023 call