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. We encourage applications with ‘out-of-the-box’, potentially transformative ideas. Applicants are expected to have a novel and innovative hypothesis and some preliminary data that can be developed further. We will prioritise funding of applications that we believe have the greatest potential to secure further funding and grants. We will consider both pre-clinical and clinical research studies.

Junior researchers can apply as principal applicants but are advised to include senior colleagues with a track record in grant procurement as co-applicants. At the end of the funding period, continuation funding may be available for successful projects.

Seedcorn grants provide £10K funding over 12 months, however, in exceptional circumstances, particularly clinical studies requiring patient recruitment, we will consider applications for £15K over 18 months.

Submission period opening 01/07/2020
Submission period closing 31/08/2020
Notification of funding decision January 2021
Grant duration 12-18 months
Funding amount Total up to £15K

How to apply

To apply for seedcorn awards, please visit our Rosetrees Flexigrant Portal here.

Guidelines for Seedcorn Applications

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.