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10 Sep 2020

UKRI Call For Proposals: Second Call for Transformative Healthcare Technologies – Development Phase

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Engineering and physical sciences research council (EPSRC) has open the second call 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 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.

EPSRC expects to fund around 20 projects for 15 months with a set start date of 01 September 2021.

How to apply:

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


Principal Investigators can only lead on a maximum of one application and may be named as Co-Investigator on one other (please allow sufficient time to create the accounts for Co-Is). The Principal Investigator can only be a UK-based academic. However, no restrictions are placed on industry partners.

Read more here

Proposals deadline October 14, 2020.