CRUK Population Research Catalyst Award


Friday 30 November 2018

The Catalyst Award supports capacity building and collaboration in population health with up to £5 million enabling groups to deliver impact over and above what they could do alone.

The Award aims to:

  • Boost progress aligned to our strategic priorities
  • Build new collaborations within and between institutions, nationally and internationally
  • Build capacity in population research

Applicants will need to:

  • Establish a hub across at least 3 locations creating a new collaboration (collaborating institutions may be international, but the hub should consist of at least one UK based institution)
  • Support a new research direction for the hub, in line with CRUK strategic priority areas
  • Commit to data sharing and open access to resources
  • Plan for sustainability beyond the lifetime of the award

Funding is flexible, but applications may include funds to support the following types of activities:

  • Central coordination of the hub across the collaborating institutions.
  • Discretionary fund to be spent on pilot/development studies for innovative/high risk work, or for bridge-funding exceptional early career researchers.
  • Recruitment of rising star or senior expert into the hub, where expertise is currently lacking.
  • Infrastructure, e.g. data/sample curation and management – physical and staff resources.
  • Multidisciplinary research projects.

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