Translational Research Office (TRO)


Funding Opportunities

There are a number of translational funding opportunities available to UCL and Partner researchers both internally and externally. These funds differ from standard project grants by being milestone driven with clear go/no go decision criteria which require active project management.

The TRO has extensive knowledge of the MRC, Wellcome Trust and NIHR translational funding schemes, and we aim to advise and help researchers identify the most suitable scheme for their project. 

A list of example successful Therapeutic Acceleration Support (TAS) Fund awards is available to download here

Previous Opportunities:

OPEN Therapeutic Accelerations Support (TAS) Fund - call closed

The UCL Therapeutic Acceleration Support (TAS) Fund aims to accelerate the transition from discovery science to the early stages of therapeutic development, by providing responsive and flexible funding to overcome specific “hurdle(s)” in translational progression, allowing projects to position themselves to apply for MRC Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) or similar follow-on funding schemes.

For more information and details on how to apply, please click here.

OPEN Industrial Connectivity Awards - closing date 3rd May 2019 (date extended)

UCL TRO invites members of the UCL community to apply for funding under the Proximity-to-Discovery award which was granted to the TRO from the MRC. The Industry Connectivity Awards are suitable for UCL researchers looking to promote their engagement with industry. 

For additional information and details on how to apply, please click here.