Seedcorn Applications

Seedcorn Applications

Density dependent colour scanning electron image of cardiovascular calcification. Dr. Sergio Bertazzo, UCL

Seedcorn awards are aimed at enabling researchers to advance innovative and novel ideas related  to prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of human diseases. Applicants are expected to have a  novel hypothesis and some preliminary data that can be developed over 12-18 months to form the  basis of larger grant applications. Junior researchers are advised to apply under the supervision of established principle investigators. Applicants with ‘out-of-the-box’, potentially transformative ideas are encouraged to apply and we welcome applications from engineering and physical scientists with ideas that can be applied to clinical research. At the end of the funding period, continuation funding may be available for successful projects.

Submission period open 9/1/2019
Submission period closing 15/4/2019
Notification of funding decision 3-4 months after submission
Grant duration 12-18 months
Funding amount Total up to £15K

How to apply

To apply for seedcorn awards, download application form here.

Review process

All grants will be initially assessed by our internal scientific committee to confirm eligibility, adherence to application stipulations and that they fall within our scientific remit. All suitable applications will then be reviewed by an academic panel with the highest quality projects being selected.