Project grant applications

Project Grant Applications

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

Our next large project grant round is currently scheduled to open in December 2020. You can download and read the funding guidelines before making an application. When the round opens, please access our Flexigrant application portal following the “How to apply” link below.

Selection will be based on the publication and grant funding record of the applicants and projects with translational impact with a clearly defined route for clinical implementation will be given priority. If you are interested in applying for a large award please contact us in advance for informal discussions or e-mail a short 1-2 page summary to Vineeth Rajkumar.

Please note, due to the uncertainty caused by the covid pandemic, we have postponed our small project grant round for now. We will post further information on this type of funding in early 2021.

Submission period opening

Small project grants: 

Large project grants: 01/12/2020

Submission period closing

Small project grants: 

Large project grants: 31/01/2021

Notification of funding decision

Small project grants: 

Large project grants: August/Sept 2021

Grant duration 1-3 years
Funding amount

Small project grants 

Large project grants £30,000-£70,000/year

How to apply

Please hit the button below to find out more information on the application process and guidelines.

Review process

All applications will be assessed and scored by a scientific panel. Triage scoring criteria include the track record of the team, feasibility of the research and the potential for translation. Triage will be predominantly based on information provided in the application form so please ensure that you provide as much relevant information as possible. All suitable applications will be sent for external peer review. Shortlisted candidates will be then considered by our research committee at which point the applications will be graded according to peer review, with the highest quality projects being selected.