The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council invites outline proposals for its healthcare technologies challenge awards. These will enable early-career researchers to develop new research groups and capabilities that address long-term health challenges and will have the potential to become new centres of critical mass in multidisciplinary health technologies research.
Proposals must align with one of the following grand challenges:
- developing future therapies
- frontiers of physical intervention
- optimising treatment
- transforming community health and care.
In addition, proposals should further the following crosscutting research capabilities:
- advanced materials
- disruptive technologies for sensing and analysis
- future manufacturing technologies
- medical device design and innovation
- novel computational and mathematical sciences
- novel imaging technologies
Principal investigators should be academics working in and holding a permanent academic post for up to eight years at an HEI, a research council institute or an independent research organisation. Applications may include a limited number of co-investigators from a complimentary discipline, provided that their participation is crucial to the interdisciplinary nature of the work.
The total budget of £10 million will fund approximately 10 awards. Funding should enable the PI to devote 35 per cent of his/her time to the project. Other eligible costs include staff time, consumables and equipment, user engagement, impact and dissemination activities, and partner collaborations and exchanges.
For further information go to: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/healthcaretechchallengeawards/
Closing date: 14 May 15