Our new springboard awards will provide funding for researchers to develop novel ideas and generate preliminary data which will underpin and form part of larger, competitive, project grant applications to other external funding bodies.
This is a response mode, competitive funding scheme for hypothesis driven research with applications accepted twice a year.
It is expected that a competitive proposal(s) for a larger project will be submitted to an external funding organisation within a year of the completion of the springboard award. Springboard award proposals must identify the programme(s) to which future applications will be submitted and delineate how the springboard award will result in a more competitive project for submission to the named external funders.
Funding can be requested for either (i) research materials/expenses only or (ii) including salary support for research assistance.
|Maximum duration||Maximum award level|
|(i) Research materials/expenses only||12 months||£50,000|
|(ii) Research assistance [must include an eligible salaried post and no more than £50,000 research materials/expenses]||18 months||£180,000|
Please note that applications less than £7,500 will not normally be considered through this funding scheme.
|2017 Autumn||20 October 2017 [confirmed]|
|2018 Summer||1 April 2018 [anticipated deadline]|
|2018 Autumn||6 August 2018 [anticipated deadline]|
Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their application with their relevant Research Office before preparing an application and refer to the pre-submission details below
- Pre-submission: Steps to follow to submit your application
- Pre-submission: Deadlines for research office sign-off of applications
Completed applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on the date of the advertised deadlines.
General scheme queries
Cath Thums, Grants Officer
T: 020 7566 2565