Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Pre-announcement: 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 UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Healthy Ageing Challenge and delivered in partnership with Zinc.

See the full opportunity details on the Zinc website.

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

Contact details

Please contact the Healthy Ageing team: iscfhacatalystawards@esrc.ukri.org

This is the integrated website of the seven research councils, Research England and Innovate UK.
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