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Asthma UK funds a wide range of asthma-related research and types of grant.

CSO/Asthma UK Innovation Grants are now OPEN

Applications will be accepted via the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) in Scotland. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the CSO's Funding Calls website. 

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday 29 June 2018 via the CSO

Any specific queries should be addressed to Dr Alan McNair at the CSO.

Key Dates for the 2018 CSO/Asthma UK Innovation Grants round:

Monday, 21 May 2018: Project grants round open for applications via the CSO

5pm, Friday 29 June 2018: Deadline for completed applications

July - August 2018: External independent peer review of applications

August - September 2018: Shortlisting and funding decision by CSO and Asthma UK

End of September 2018: Applicants notified of the funding outcome. All post award administartion and reporting will be led by Asthma UK

Projects must start within 6 months of the award letter being issued.

2018 CSO/Asthma UK Innovation Grants

Asthma UK's vision is to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma. To achieve this we are investing in exceptional patient-centric science and brokering research and development collaborations to speed up research and the adoption of its findings against the most important asthma priorities.

Asthma UK and the Chief Scientist Office are joint-funding an innovation grant to explore novel applications of digital technology in asthma, which could significantly enhance the quality of health and care for people with asthma and addresses an area of unmet need that aligns with one or more European Asthma Research & Innovation Partnership (EARIP) priorities.

We are awarding an innovation grant of up to £60k for up to 18 months.

The grant must be used to directly support research carried out in Scotland. The Lead Investigator must be a permanent salaried member of staff at a Scottish HEI or NHS Board. Co-applicants from outside Scotland are welcome. Applicants may be from any sector however the collaborative team must demonstrate the relevant expertise, track record and infrastructure to deliver the project. Duration of the project must not be longer than 18 months.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday 29 June 2018.

For more information and how to apply visit the CSO

Previous Grant Rounds

Asthma UK/Innovate UK 2018 Project Grants - diagnostics themed call is now CLOSED

Applications will be accepted via Asthma UK's online research management system, CC Grant Tracker. To register for an account with CC Grant Tracker or sign into your existing account, please visit funding.asthma.org.uk.

For further information about these awards and if you would like to be kept informed about future funding opportunities, please contact the Research Team at research@asthma.org.uk.

For more information about Asthma UK's governance processes, please visit our Research Strategy page.

Key Dates for the Asthma UK/Innovate UK 2018 Project Grants round:

16 January 2018: Project grants rounds open for applications via our online research management system

1pm, Tuesday 27 March 2018: Deadline for completed applications

April - May 2018: Peer and lay review process

June/July 2018: Asthma UK's Research Review Panel meeting

July/August 2018: Applicants notified of the funding outcome

Earliest Start date: 1 October 2018

If you have any questions about this grant round, please contact the research team at research@asthma.org.uk.

2018 Asthma UK/Innovate UK Project Grants - diagnostics themed call

Objective

Asthma UK’s vision is to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma, and Innovate UK supports UK businesses to develop and commercialise new products and services to tackle some of the biggest global health challenges. Together, we are investing in exceptional patient-centric science and trying to broker research collaborations between academia and UK industry to develop new tools that can accurately diagnose asthma and its subtypes so that 5.4 million people with asthma in the UK can benefit from personalised healthcare.

The focus of this call is to develop tools for quick, accurate, scalable and low-cost diagnostics in asthma. Research can be focussed at any stage of the innovation pathway however, a clear pathway to adoption or commercialisation must be articulated (including estimated timescales), any collaboration with partners who can drive research outputs to adoption/commercialisation must be evidenced, and projects which are likely to achieve impact for people with asthma in the short to medium term (5-10 years) will be prioritised.

We will be awarding grants between £50k and £250k which will be available for up to three years.

Guidance for applicants

Before starting an application, researchers who are interested in applying for funding should carefully read the following documentation:

Applications should be made via Asthma UK's online research management system.

The deadline for applications is 1pm on Tuesday 27 March 2018.

If you have any questions about our grants round, please contact the research team:

E: research@asthma.org.uk / T: 0207 786 4946