The Health Research Accelerator Award Scheme is a joint initiative between Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester.

The scheme is targeted at academics across the four Health Research Centres (Manchester Met) and within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (UoM) to forge collaborative research that addresses a health research problem of strategic significance within the two Universities.

These awards provide pump-priming funds to allow collaborating researchers from the two institutions to obtain preliminary data that will ultimately feed into an application for external funding.

“The Health Researcher Accelerator Award is an exciting new scheme, forging closer research relationships between The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. Both institutions are addressing similar questions in health research.

This scheme will allow researchers the opportunity to tackle them collaboratively, with the aim of taking the findings further and feeding into bigger, externally funded programmes. We are thrilled to give our full support to this scheme, and look forward to seeing where the collaborations lead.”

Professor Jean-Noel Ezingeard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University

More information on each institution’s/faculty’s research strengths:

Guidance and Application Form

This scheme focuses on projects that fall within the broad definition of ‘health research’, and must have a strategic fit with the lead organisation.

Applications must:

  • Be led by a PI who has a substantive contract of employment within either University.
  • Include an Early Career Researcher as a Co-Investigator.

The award will be a maximum of £10,000, and must be spent within 12 months of the award being made. 

Deadline for applications:  5pm, Friday 30th September, 2016

For further information and full eligibility criteria, please read the guidance notes for applicants

To apply for the award, please complete the application form, and return to:   

Kelly Lavender-Smith (MMU applicants):  

Katy Boyle (UoM applicants):  

Applications will be assessed by a joint university scientific committee:

Manchester Metropolitan University

University of Manchester

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