Seedcorn Applications

Seedcorn Applications

Density dependent colour scanning electron image of cardiovascular calcification. Dr. Sergio Bertazzo, UCL

Seedcorn awards are aimed at enabling researchers to advance bold and novel ideas related to prevention, diagnosis and/ or treatment of human diseases. Applicants are expected to have some preliminary data that can be developed over 1-2 years for pre-clinical research and up to a maximum of 3 years for clinical research to form the basis of future larger grant applications. In addition, by the end of the award period applicants will be expected to have demonstrated how their projects can progress towards the clinic and patient benefit. We have two deadlines for seedcorn applications every year.

At the end of the funding period, continuation funding may be available for successful projects.

Submission period open 1/10/2018
Submission period closing 30/11/2018
Notification of funding decision 3-4 months after submission
Grant duration 1-3 years
Funding amount £10,000-£30,000 PA

How to apply

To apply for seedcorn awards, download application form here.

Review process

All grants will be initially assessed by our internal scientific committee to confirm eligibility, adherence to application stipulations and that they fall within our scientific remit. All suitable applications will be sent for external peer review. Shortlisted candidates will be then considered by our research committee at which point the applications will be graded according to peer review, with the highest quality projects being selected.