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Cambridge Global Challenges

 

A Follow-On Grant enables researchers who have a sound understanding of the market opportunity for their intellectual assets to execute a defined programme of work of up to two years in length that has clearly defined and complementary technical and business plan development milestones. The aim of the programme is to help researchers maximise the societal and economic benefits of their research.

This programme is a proof-of-concept model where further work on an idea will take it through to the stage at which the route to application is clear, which may include a spin-out or licensing opportunity. The programme enables activities essential to preparing a robust business plan and secure, where appropriate, further funding and support to progress. Funds can be requested for IP searches - in particular freedom to operate (but not to support patent filing costs).

This programme includes:

Pathfinder Follow-on Fund (apply at any time)

  • Projects up to six months in duration
  • Valued at under £25,000 (FEC) (note: average award £12,000 100% FEC).

Standard Follow-on Fund (FOF)

  • Projects up to 12-18 months in duration
  • Valued at under £250,000 (FEC).

Super Follow-on Fund (SuperFOF)

  • Projects between 12-24 months in duration
  • Valued at between £250,000 and £2 million (FEC)

Eligibility

Standard eligibility criteria apply, as described in section three of the BBSRC grants guide.

In addition to fulfilling the standard eligibility criteria, the Principal Investigator (PI) must currently or previously have held BBSRC funding with demonstrable relevance to the application.

Follow-On Fund projects must draw substantially on previous research funding by us and fall within our portfolio. Proposed applications are not anticipated to extend research grant funding or to be applied research for commercial partners.

 

For further details please see the guidance notes for this call.

 

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Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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