EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards – Call


The EPSRC Healthcare Technologies theme invites applications to an initiative designed to create a promising future leaders who will develop new research capabilities across the EPSRC portfolio to address unmet healthcare needs. This call opens on the 24th March 2015.

This call is intended to support early career researchers (ECRs) to develop a personal programme of high quality, creative, and multidisciplinary research, and to build and grow their research group. A budget of £10 million is available to support around ten personal awards. Applicants to this call should have demonstrable leadership potential, both in terms of team leadership and research field leadership, and they should be strongly supported by their host institution. EPSRC seeks applicants who want to revolutionise healthcare technologies both through the development of field changing fundamental research, and through the integration of approaches which ensure user needs are considered.

This call is closely aligned to the Healthcare Technologies strategy and applications should bring a creative and multidisciplinary approach to one of the four grand challenge areas:

1) Developing Future Technologies
2) Frontiers of Physical Intervention
3) Optimising Treatment
4) Transforming Community Health and Care

This call is suitable for academics that have held a permanent academic post at an eligible institution for a maximum of eight years at the point of application. Applicants will initially submit outline applications, with those selected at this stage invited to submit a full proposal for peer review and interview.

Deadline for applications: 4pm on 14th May 2015

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