EPSRC Research and Partnership Hubs for Health Technologies

Closing Date: 18/07/2023

Funding to establish up to four large-scale, multidisciplinary health technologies research hubs with a focus of research and partnership working.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has launched this opportunity to establish a number of large-scale, multidisciplinary research hubs in an area of importance to the delivery of EPSRC’s strategy for health technologies with a focus of research and partnership working.

Proposals should draw on expertise across the engineering and physical sciences and health research community to build and develop strategic research capabilities of importance to one or more of the following health challenges:

  • Improving population health and prevention.
  • Transforming prediction and early diagnosis.
  • Discovering and accelerating the development of new interventions.

Proposals should address strategic, long-term research challenges and plans for partnership working to maximise the impact from this investment. The hubs will support partnerships across the wider research and health landscape, bringing together complementary expertise to co-deliver advancement in their strategic research area. Proposals must lie primarily within the remit of EPSRC.

Funded hubs will be expected to undertake the following:

  • World leading research programme in a health technologies strategic research capability.
  • Public and patient involvement and engagement (PPIE) and partnership working.
  • Translation and maximising impacts.
  • Leadership.
  • Skills development.

EPSRC will fund four hubs, with the possibility of additional funding depending on the response to the funding opportunity. Funding for each project will be awarded over six years.

This funding opportunity is intended to be the first in a series of planned funding opportunities for health technologies hubs over the coming years.

Funding body Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Maximum value £10,000,000
Reference ID S25025
Category Biotechnology and Biology
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical Research
Fund or call Fund