Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards 2023

Apply for funding and support to turn research into products and services for healthy ageing.

Your project must develop innovative, high risk and high reward ideas to:

  • help people remain active, productive, independent and socially connected across generations for as long as possible
  • narrow the gap between the experiences of the richest and the poorest

You must:

  • have a PhD or similar research experience
  • be based at an eligible UK research organisation

If you are successful, you will get:

  • 12 months of funding
  • 9 months of support from our partner, Zinc, including coaching and access to experts

We’ll fund 80% of your project’s full economic cost.

The Catalyst Awards are part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Healthy Ageing Challenge and delivered in partnership with Zinc.

Who can apply

UK-based academics from any discipline at an institution eligible for UKRI funding.

What we're looking for

These grants are for early-stage, high-risk research-based ideas and innovations with the potential to transform our lives as we age.

You should have an entrepreneurial motivation and a desire to create impact beyond academic research.

Please note these grants are not intended to support research projects.

How to apply

Visit the Zinc Catalyst hub to apply for the Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards 2023.

Contact details

Ask about this funding opportunity

Zinc Catalyst team


Additional info

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