Bupa Foundation Fund Innovation Grant
About this scheme
Applications are welcome from a wide range of disciplines, including those from private, public and third sector organisations and community groups.
Applicants must be:
- Creative, open-minded, and able to work effectively as part of a team
- Willing to engage with policymakers, community organisations, government agencies, businesses and other key stakeholders
- Based in the UK
Selection criteria will include:
- The potential to work in trans-disciplinary environments
- The potential to develop innovative and adventurous approaches to research
- The ability to work collaboratively with others
- The ability to communicate and engage with diverse non-academic stakeholders throughout the research process
- Relevant research expertise and experience
We particularly welcome applications from early- and mid-career researchers from research organisations and from people representing organisations (large or small) that will contribute new expertise and new thinking for early diagnosis.
We regret that, on this occasion, PhD students are not eligible.
How to apply to this scheme
Workshops will take place twice a year, with each workshop having a specific theme and specification document.
Before applying you must:
- Read the call specification
- Obtain the approval of your host organisation/employer/board/shareholder(s) (as appropriate), to ensure that your organisation is willing and able to engage in a collaborative project.
The application process has 5 stages:
- Submit a completed application form by noon 29 February 2016.
- We will review your application and successful candidates will be notified by email after the closing date.
- If your application is successful you will be invited to attend the workshop on 11–13 April 2016.
- Funding decisions will be made on the final day of the workshop by the workshop director, subject guides, and people affected by cancer, to support the subsequent development of the feasibility studies. All costs must be justified.
- The principal investigator (PI) for each successful study team will have until 16 May 2016 to submit a written version of their feasibility study proposal through eGMS that outlines their group’s intended activities as presented at the sandpit.
Further guidance on the post-award processes will be made available to successful applicants in February and at the sandpit event.
Funding decisions will be made at the workshop by the workshop Director and Mentors.
Before applying you must read the call specification.
Our Innovation Grants are funded during 3-day workshops which enable applicants to explore issues in cancer prevention, innovate by developing new ideas in multidisciplinary groups, and create project proposals to pitch to the funding panel.
Our Strategy and Research Funding teams attend and exhibit at conferences, meetings and workshops throughout the year.