Translational research funding application opens

Calling all researchers interested in translational research

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS) at the University of Liverpool has funding for projects with a viable translational pathway towards practical application. It comprises two schemes using funding from external sources managed by FHLS.

Full details on both the Hugh Greenwood Legacy Fund and the Wellcome-ITPA TRAP funds are provided on the single application form here.

Wellcome Institutional Translational Partnership Award (ITPA): Translational Research Access Programme (TRAP)

The Translational Research Access Programme (TRAP) is open for the latest round of applications from November up to Monday 31st January 2022.

Please contact Rosie Corbin by 14th December if you wish to apply to this round: Rosie Corbin,, Research and Impact Officer, FHLS Research and Impact Directorate

An introduction to TRAP session is taking place on Wednesday 1st December at 10am via Zoom, where staff can learn more about the scheme and ask questions. Sign up on Eventbrite.

The objective of TRAP is to provide pump priming funding with the explicit intention of promoting translational research via new collaborations between the University of Liverpool and its local healthcare community, primarily to address health issues of the Liverpool City region. 

It is intended to provide an opportunity for team science, led by new pairs of researchers (a FHLS clinician/non-clinical investigator and a clinically active consultant (where this is a nurse or allied health professional they should have research experience*) working in one of our eligible healthcare partner trusts OR a member of one of our two sister Faculties at the University of Liverpool) to mutually develop new areas of research that will progress towards applied outcomes or lead to applications for substantial external translational funding. 

* at least seven years’ experience post-registration and significant post-registration study (Masters degree / professional diploma).

For this latest TRAP call, it has been combined with the final call for the Hugh Greenwood Legacy Fund

The Hugh Greenwood Legacy for Children’s Health Research Awards are to support outstanding children’s health research that will directly improve the lives of children looked after by Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (Alder Hey), undertaken in close collaboration with the University of Liverpool, and that serves to strengthen and develop further that partnership.

Applications must foster collaborative research projects which have improving children’s and young people’s health outcomes at their core. Projects must address an unmet children’s health need affecting children cared for by Alder Hey. Specifically, they must address one of more of the Liverpool Health Partners Starting Well’ Strategic Priorities

 To be eligible for Hugh Greenwood funding, the application must:

  • Be a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Be jointly led by a senior applicant at the University of Liverpool (who must be substantively employed there and not just hold an honorary contract) and a senior healthcare or research professional at Alder Hey (who must be substantively employed there and not just hold an honorary contract).
  • The lead applicant at the University of Liverpool can be based in any of the three faculties (Health and Life Sciences, Science and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences)

The deadline for both applications is Monday 31st January 2022.