Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Pre-announcement: Healthcare Technology Translation Partnership Scheme

Apply for funding to accelerate progress of basic and fundamental engineering and physical sciences research towards application and impact through partnering with clinical and healthcare professionals, and industrial partners.

Projects will address unmet clinical needs or offer significant added value over current health solutions. Detailed translation plans are required.

Applications deemed too fundamental are ineligible.

The full economic cost (FEC) of projects can be up to £1,500,000. EPSRC will fund 80% of the FEC.

This is a pre-announcement. Details may change. The funding opportunity will open 4 September 2024.

Who can apply

Before applying for funding, check the Eligibility of your organisation.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) standard eligibility rules apply. For full details, visit EPSRC’s eligibility page.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has introduced new role types for funding opportunities being run on the new UKRI Funding Service.

For full details, visit Eligibility as an individual.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to achieving equality of opportunity for all funding applicants. We encourage applications from a diverse range of researchers.

We support people to work in a way that suits their personal circumstances. This includes:

  • career breaks
  • support for people with caring responsibilities
  • flexible working
  • alternative working patterns

Find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion at UKRI.

What we're looking for


This opportunity is intended to support the progression of basic and fundamental research towards application and impact within one of the following three challenges:

  • improving population health and prevention of ill health
  • transforming prediction and early diagnosis
  • discovering and accelerating the development of new interventions

Further information on each challenge can be found in the health technologies strategy.

It is a mandatory requirement to partner with clinical and healthcare professionals. It is strongly encouraged to have business partners onboard, who in combination will provide a range of expertise to provide the support and guidance required to navigate the pathways to generating impact in the health sector. All partners will be expected to play an active role in the design and delivery of the project, as well as demonstrating significant direct or in-kind contributions towards the project.

Applicants are required to submit a detailed translation and patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) plan as part of the application, and these will form a key component in the overall assessment of proposals.

Research projects funded through this opportunity are expected to generate a range of outputs alongside possible publications that make significant contributions to delivering impact within our challenge areas.

Further details will be provided when the opportunity opens.

How to apply

We are running this funding opportunity on the new UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Funding Service so please ensure that your organisation is registered. You cannot apply on the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system. We will publish full details on how to apply when the funding opportunity opens.

Contact details

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Contact details

For help and advice on costings and writing your proposal please contact your research office in the first instance, allowing sufficient time for your organisation’s submission process.

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