The Health Research Accelerator Award scheme is targeted at academics across the 4 Health Research Centres (Manchester Metropolitan University) and academics within the Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences (University of Manchester). The aim is to forge collaborative research which addresses a health research problem of strategic significance within the two Universities. These awards should be used as pump-priming funds with the intention of providing preliminary data to apply for external funding to a major funding agency or charity. It is expected that any projects awarded will apply for external follow-on-funding within 24 months after the award has been made.
The scheme will focus on projects that fall within the broad definition of “health research”. Any project must outline a visionary research topic with strategic importance to the health research problem to be addressed and must fit strategically within the lead organization. The project must be led by a Principal Investigator (substantive or fixed term appointment) within either Faculty and must include an Early Career Researcher as a co-applicant. The maximum award is up to £10,000 and must be spent within 12 months of the award being made.
For more information, please visit MMU Research.
The closing date for applications is Friday 4th March 2016.
For full details, please contact Ms. Kelly Lavender-Smith, Research Development Manager, telephone ext. 2927.