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The Engineering and Physical Sciences research Council (EPSRC) invites proposals for Healthcare Impact Partnerships to support projects that progress previous EPSRC-funded research towards generating impact in healthcare.

This call is intended to support novel Engineering and Physical Sciences research that is aligned to the Healthcare Technologies theme strategy and contributes to at least one of the Healthcare Technologies Grand Challenges.


This call is open to eligible UK-based academics that have held an EPSRC grant, or portfolio of grants, who wish to build on the research outputs of the grant(s) to promote impact in human health and wellbeing within EPSRC remit. Some EPSRC grants are not eligible qualifying grants for this call - please see the Eligibility section of the full call document for more details.

Special conditions

Applicants will be required to partner with both clinicians and business.

All partners will be expected to play an active role in the design and delivery of the project, as well as demonstrating significant direct or in kind contributions towards the project. Projects should involve clear demonstration of clinical engagement throughout the proposal in order to ensure the research will address an unmet clinical need and/or offer significant added value over current or alternative healthcare solutions.

Please note that this call will only support preclinical and precompetitive research projects, and results will be placed in the public domain.

Level of funding

The total budget for the Impact Partnerships is at least £5 million.


For full details of this call please see the EPSRC website.

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