UKRI and Zinc launch new support for translational research

7 Dec 2020 04:10 PM

UKRI has launched a new programme in partnership with Zinc to help researchers turn ideas into products and services that help people live longer, healthier lives.

The programme, designed to support early career and other researchers with their applications for funding, will open with a series of workshops in January 2021. Researchers will be offered a nine-month package of support provided by Zinc, including:

It will help researchers with the most innovative ideas, who normally wouldn’t consider this kind of grant, to apply for up to £62,500 per project. UKRI and Zinc are particularly keen to hear from early career researchers and those from arts, humanities or social science backgrounds.

Translational science

The Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards focus on translational science – turning great ideas and leading research into products and services that achieve one or more of the objectives of the ISCF Healthy Ageing challenge. This year’s winners include:

Discovery sessions

UKRI expects to fund up to 60 awards across three funding calls between 2020 and 2022. The calls will be open to UK academics, and a series of ‘Discover the Catalyst Award’ sessions are now open for more information.  For full details of the sessions or our innovative application process please visit the Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards page.

The awards are also part of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, established by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, with partners across the globe.