UKRI Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Call for Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards 2020

The Catalysts Awards will provide approximately 20 grants per year until 2023 for academics based at UK Research Organisations to explore new, innovative, ideas with the potential to transform the physical, mental or social well-being of people across the world as they age.

Applications will be expected to fit with the priority areas of the ISCF Healthy Ageing Challenge. These are:

Sustaining physical activity

Maintaining health at work

Design for age-friendly homes

Creating healthy active places

Supporting social connections

Living well with cognitive impairment

Manging common complaints of ageing.

Proposals must be led by an academic who is based at an UK research organisation eligible for ESRC funding.

Proposals are welcome from all discipline areas, but those covering areas normally associated with social science and the humanities are encouraged, as innovations in these areas are currently under-represented in the healthy ageing field.

The Catalysts Awards will provide £50,000 at 80% fEC for the duration of one year.

UKRI expects to make 20 awards a year in each of three consecutive annual funding calls.

These Awards are part of the US National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge and award holders will be eligible for the later stages of that competition, including accelerator awards of up to $0.5m USD and the $5m USD Grand Prize.

Proposals should be submitted by 13 February 2020.

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