UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences


ACCELERATE Success 'Grant Writing for Translational Research' Workshops

13 August 2020

ACCELERATE presents its latest workshop, 'Grant Writing for Translational Research'


In contrast to academic/fellowship grant applications, applying for translational research and innovation grants is all about pitching the end vision and convincing funders that you know what it takes to get there: What is the unmet clinical need? How will you meet this need? What are the project milestones and how much will it cost? For many, the first step to pitching this vision is a written application.

When: We are offering two seperate dates for this workshop, both will feature the same content so please do only sign up for one.

Thursday, 20th August 2020, 13:00-17:30 Sign up here; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/accelerate-success-grant-writing-for-translational-research-tickets-115186754684

Thursday 10th September 2020, 13:00-17:30 Sign up here; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/accelerate-success-grant-writing-for-translational-research-tickets-114909160392

Where: Online - a link to the meeting space will be shared with registered participants the day before the workshop.

What to expect: In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to increase your chances of funding success for impact acceleration, knowledge exchange and translational research projects from expert innovation funding consultants as well as where to find support at UCL.

The workshop will cover;

  • Pre project planning
  • Identifying innovation
  • Understanding business need
  • Understanding customer need
  • Project planning
  • Building a project financial case
  • What to do post decision

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at researchers at UCL who would like to know more about how to put together a winning grant application for a translational research project.


ACCELERATE is a set of interlinked portfolios of training initiatives and resources aimed at upskilling the biomedical research community in translational research. ACCELERATE Success focuses on skills development for success in translational research. ‘Grant Writing for Translational Research’ is an ACCELERATE Success initiative.

You can also get involved in our other ACCELERATE portfolios, namely; ACCELERATE Potential (an introduction to translational research and where to find support), ACCELERATE Expertise (technical training), and ACCELERATE Innovation (innovative thinking).