Innovation Grants

Now open for applications!

IPEM has redeveloped it's Innovation Grants to be more impactful and accessible to members in academia, healthcare and industry.

Led by STERIC, IPEM's Science, Technology, Engineering, Research and Innovation Council, IPEM's Innovation Grants are now separated into three different type of awards.

Find out more below to see which grant type is the most suitable for you.

If you have any questions, please email Jen Cannon, IPEM's Professional Knowledge & Innovation Manager.


The Seedcorn Fund

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This fund is designed to provide IPEM members with an opportunity to work with interdisciplinary teams to take early-phase development of new and innovative research projects leading to the submission of large, externally funded research.

Applicants can apply for up to £25,000.

First into Research Fellowship

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This fund is designed to support an IPEM member to dedicate time to perform an innovation or research project with a higher education institution or other stakeholders. The aim is to provide funding to the applicant’s employer to release the employer for up to 1 day a week and support any eventual supervision costs to a higher education institution.

Applicants can apply for up to £15,000. 

Translational Knowledge Exchange and Training Grant

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This fund is designed to empower an IPEM member to link with a translational academic, industry or clinical partner.  The aim is to provide experience in an alternative sector, enabling the translation of skills and knowledge from one area of practice to another. Applicants can apply for up to £5,000.