Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Second opportunity for Transformative Healthcare Technologies – Development Phase

The second funding opportunity for Transformative Healthcare Technologies is a high risk, high return initiative and will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1, the development phase, will identify projects that demonstrate readiness in order to deliver an ambitious programme of research in Phase 2.

In the programme delivery phase, awardees in development phase will be invited to bid into a second call, where we envisage supporting around four to six substantive programmes of research.

EPSRC is currently inviting outline proposals to the second call for transformative healthcare technologies for offer of awards in phase 1, the development phase.

EPSRC is looking to invest in ambitious and highly adventurous healthcare technologies (HT) research driven by curiosity that aligns to the HT theme’s strategic priorities. The healthcare technologies theme is keen to build on the first call by expanding its portfolio of potentially transformative healthcare grants.

Please refer to the call document for guidance before submitting your proposal.

Funding available

  • Up to £6 million is available through this call to seed fund feasibility studies of maximum £300K (80% FEC) each
  • We expect to fund around 20 projects for 15 months with a set start date of 01 September 2021.

Please note, at the 9th month mark of feasibility studies there will be another call for offer of awards for the second (delivery) phase.

How to apply

Anonymised outline proposal followed by an invitation to submit a full proposal.

Assessment process

Anonymous outlines will be assessed and prioritised by an expert panel. Invited full proposals will undergo postal peer review, followed by assessment at a prioritisation panel resulting in a rank ordered list.

Key dates

Activity Date
Briefing Webinar 10 September, 2020
Engagement Forum 16 September, 2020
Deadline for Outline Proposals 16:00, 14 October 2020
Outline Expert Panel w/c 23 November 2020
Deadline for Full Proposals 16:00, 10 February 2021
Full Proposal Prioritisation Panel June 2021
Award start date 01 September 2021


Michael Onoja
Phone: 01793 442892

Katherine Freeman
Phone: 01793 444 052

Healthcare Technologies Theme

Je-S helpdesk

Please refer to Je-S Homepage for call opening times.


The recordings for briefing webinar and engagement forum are now live (see links below). Please refer to the bottom of this page in the resources section for the FAQs.

1st Webinar

Topic: Second Call for Transformative Healthcare Technologies – Briefing Webinar

Date: September 10, 2020

Meeting recording

Access Passcode: THT-Briefing1

2nd Webinar

Topic: Second Call for Transformative Healthcare Technologies – Engagement Forum

Date: September 16, 2020

Meeting recording

Access Passcode: HT-Forum2


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