Funded by the Wellcome Translational Partnership Award (TPA), this scheme enables early researchers to access funding to kickstart an independent career in translational research.

Awards up to the value of £5k, for projects of 3-9 months in duration. The Translation for Early Career Researchers (T4E) award is designed to support early career researchers gain pilot data for grant or fellowship applications to begin their independent translational research careers. T4E awards will be funded through the Wellcome TPA. The overall aim of the Translation Manchester Accelerator Awards (TMAA) call, to which this scheme belongs, 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 is now CLOSED. 

Please visit this page in the coming months for an update on the scheme. The information below relates to the last call and will apply to any new upcoming calls.

For further details on the scheme and instructions on how to apply please download the application brief and application form below. Additionally, answer to frequently asked questions can be found in the FAQs document for this year’s TMAA call.

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Previous T4E awards

This is a new scheme, however, Translation Manchester has supported early career researchers with a similar scheme, the Research Collaboration Funds (RCF), run by the former Centre for Academic Researcher Development (CARD). Details of previous projects funded by Translation Manchester within the RCF scheme in 2021 are provided below. T4E awards in 2023 and 2024 are also below.


Teresa Tropea
Development of a human placental artery-on-a-chip to study placental vascular function in reproductive toxicology and pregnancy diseases

Waqar Ahmed
Metabolic profiling of volatile organic compounds emitted by Aspergillus species

Jeremy Herrera
Optimisation of Spatial Transcriptomics of Human Tissues

Ruth Forman
New treatments for the neglected human pathogen whipworm: exploring mechanism of action at a subcellular level.

Kieron South
Development of Molecular Imaging Techniques to Detect Cerebrovascular Inflammation in Response to Respiratory Tract Infection

Kyle Burgess
Biomarkers of Disease Activity in Systemic Sclerosis – Nail Proteome

Reena Lasrado
Exploring DOLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) process in times of change in the context of COVID and LPS (Liberty Protection Safeguards)

Hamish Gilbert
Proteomic analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded intervertebral disc tissue sections for biomarker discovery of degenerative disc disease

Lisa Riste and Richard Williams
Find Logo and Give Medication Advice: FLAG ME Vision Impairment (VI)


Coming Soon


Coming soon

Read about other funding opportunities by following the links below.

Confidence for Translation (C4T)

Up to £75k for translational research projects

Access to Tissue (A2T)

Up to £10k to purchase tissue samples from the TMRN biobanks

Access to Expertise (A2E)

Up to £25k to access external technical expertise

TMAA 2023

An overview of the Translation Manchester Accelerator Awards 2023 call