Asthma UK/Innovate UK 2019 Project Grants - Diagnostics Themed call: now open for Expressions of Interest

Published on 05/09/2019
Asthma UK/Innovate UK 2019 Project Grants - Diagnostics Themed call: now open for Expressions of Interest Asthma UK/Innovate UK 2019 Project Grants - Diagnostics Themed call: now open for Expressions of Interest

For more information about Asthma UK's governance processes, please visit our Research Strategy page. 

Expressions of Interest must be submitted via email using the Expression of Interest Form available below by 1pm 9 October 2019. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit a Full Application.

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Expression of Interest Form:

Please email the completed application form below as a SINGLE attached MS word document with a filename in the format of SurnameApplicant_PG19_EOI.doc (eg, Jones_PG19_EOI.doc) to

2019 Project Grants – EOI Form

Guidance for applicants:

Before starting an Expression of Interest, researchers who are interested in applying for funding should carefully read the following documentation:

2019 Project Grants – EOI Guidance Notes for Applicants
2019 Project Grants – Frequently Asked Questions
2019 Project Grants – Terms and Conditions
Asthma UK's 2016-2021 Research Strategy
Asthma Diagnostics: A 21st Century Challenge

The deadline for applications is 1pm on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

2019 Asthma UK/Innovate UK Project Grants - Diagnostics Themed call - Objective:

Asthma UK’s vision is to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma, and Innovate UK supports UK businesses to develop and commercialise new products and services to tackle some of the biggest global health challenges. Together, we are investing in exceptional patient-centric science and brokering research collaborations between academia and UK industry to develop new tools that can accurately diagnose asthma and its subtypes so that 5.4 million people with asthma in the UK can benefit from personalised healthcare.

The focus of this call is to develop tools for quick, accurate, effective, non-invasive, scalable and low-cost diagnostics in primary care to prevent the over-, under- and mis-diagnosis of asthma. Research can be focused at any stage of the innovation pathway, however, a clear pathway to adoption or commercialisation must be articulated (including estimated timescales). Any collaboration with partners who can drive research outputs to adoption/commercialisation must be evidenced, and projects which are likely to achieve impact for people with asthma in the short to medium term (5-10 years) will be prioritised.

The awards will offer between £50k and £250k for and will be available for up to three years. All applications must involve at least one UK business (SME); either as lead applicant or collaborating partner.

Key Dates for the Asthma UK/Innovate UK 2019 Project Grants round:

3 September 2019: Expression of Interest open for application
1pm, 9 October 2019: Deadline for Expression of Interest application submission
W/C 4 November 2019: Applicants notified of outcomes of Expression of Interest stage. Shortlisted applicants invited to submit a Full Application.
9 January 2020: Full Application submission deadline
January – March 2020: Peer and lay review process
2-3 April 2020: Asthma UK's Research Review Panel meeting
Late April – Early May: Applicants notified of the funding outcome
Earliest Start date: 01 June 2020

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