Proximity To Discovery


We currently have two schemes open for applications:

Reactive Funds – providing funding to cover travel, accommodation costs and meeting expenses (where no external funding schemes exist for this purpose) to allow researchers to engage with industry and pharma contacts with a view to developing future collaboration

This is a reactive scheme, so applications can be received at any time, and funds will be distributed until they run out.

FMS / Proximity to Discovery Pump-priming funds – a joint initiative with the Faculty of Medical Sciences.  This scheme aims to allow further scientific and technical development of an idea to establish the scientific and/or commercial potential of a concept alongside a commercial partner with a view to applying to large collaborative funding schemes, such as Innovate UK or the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Deadline for applications:  Friday 15th December 2017 (to Marjorie Holborugh).

Informal enquiries can be directed to Sarah via email or on (0191 20) 86944.