Healthcare Impact Partnerships 2017/18

Following a pilot call in 2013 and follow up calls in 2014/15 and 2015/16, EPSRC invites proposals for Healthcare Impact Partnerships. A budget of up to £5 million is available to support projects that progress previous EPSRC -funded research, that completed on or after 01 April 2012 (inclusive) or is due to finish by 01 April 2018, towards impact within a healthcare application. Proposals are expected to build upon existing strengths and expertise and demonstrate potential to address an unmet healthcare need and/or offer significant added value over current or alternative healthcare solutions.

Applicants are required to work in partnership with both clinical and business partners to advance their previous research outputs towards impact. This should be a three-way relationship, combining the existing research programme with a both business and clinical partners, in order to enable the next logical step towards healthcare impact. All partner(s) will be expected to play an active role in the design and progress of the project as well as demonstrating significant direct or in kind contributions towards the project. Projects should involve clear demonstration of clinical engagement in order to ensure the research will address an unmet clinical need.

Proposals submitted in response to this call are expected to describe:

  • High quality projects where the novel engineering and physical sciences component comprises the majority of the proposed research
  • Multidisciplinary teams with the appropriate mix of skills and expertise for state of the art engineering and physical sciences research combined with a full understanding of user needs or "pull"
  • Alignment to relevant EPSRC strategies for Healthcare Technologies and how they will deliver aspects of the strategies
  • Applicants should also consider how they will deliver the investment priorities within the Healthy Nation of the EPSRC delivery plan. We would particularly like to encourage research projects which address the priorities of "Transform community health and care" and "Improve prevention and public health"
  • An identified health need that will be addressed through the project, and how the research outcomes will lead to improved clinical practice and/or offer significant added value over current or alternative healthcare solutions
  • How the proposed research and associated impact activities have been designed to support and shorten the pathway to impact in health.

Applicants are required to register their intent to submit via the form on this page by 16:00, 04 July 2017 (see "How to Apply" section of the fully call document for detail). Applicants that do not register their intent to submit before the deadline will be ineligible for the call.

Key Dates

Activity Date
Intent to Submit Deadline 04 July 2017
Deadline for Full Proposals 17 August 2017
Postal Peer Review September 2017 - January 2018
Funding decision Q4 2017/18
Grant start date April - July 2018

Contact Details

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Name: Dr Stephanie Newland
Job title: Portfolio Manager
Department: Healthcare Technologies
Organisation: EPSRC
Telephone: +44 (0)1793 444134

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Name: Dr Lewis Preece
Job title: Senior Portfolio Manager
Section / Team: Heathcare Technologies
Organisation: EPSRC
Telephone: 01793 444282