Translational Research Office (TRO)


Now open: UCL Therapeutic Acceleration Support (TAS) Fund – CALL 10

1 March 2023

UCL Therapeutic Acceleration Support (TAS) Fund


The UCL Therapeutic Acceleration Support (TAS) Fund is supported by funding from the MRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and the NIHR UCLH, GOSH and Moorfields Biomedical Research Centres (BRC) affiliated with UCL.

It aims to accelerate the transition from discovery science to the early stages of therapeutic, device and diagnostic development by providing responsive and flexible funding to support preliminary translational work to de-risk projects and prepare applications for further, larger translational funding schemes.

Deadline                : Wednesday 26th April 2023 - 5pm
Funding available : £60 - 80k
Duration                 : 12 months
Research area       : Cell and gene therapies, regenerative medicine, medical devices, diagnostics, small molecules, biologics, repurposing and data/digital-based healthcare innovations

Remit of this Call

  • All modalities of therapy and diagnostics including engineering/medical technology, bioinformatics approaches & psychological interventions can be submitted for consideration. Applications from across the breadth of diseases researched in UCL and its partner hospitals will be welcomed.
  • Applications including an industry partner are encouraged
  • Before applying please read the Application Guidance to ensure that your project is in remit. Applications that do not conform to the brief will not be considered for funding.

Further Details  & Application

The application form and applicant guidance are available from the UCL Translational Research Office application portal  

Application Deadline

Wednesday 26 April 17:00 GMT  

Enquiries about the scheme should be addressed to Helen Cooksley (h.cooksley@ucl.ac.uk) in the Translational Research Office.

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