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Deadline for Wellcome Trust grants fast approaching

The deadline is approaching for applications for multi-user equipment grants and biomedical resource and technology development grants, following strategic investments made in research infrastructure by the School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek matching funds, with priority given to proposals with cross-faculty, cross-school and multidisciplinary applications.

The announcement for the call and the application form are available from the UCL Platform Technologies website.

Deadline: 5pm Friday 13 September 2013

Those intending to apply to the Wellcome Trust MUST apply through the SLMS Capital Equipment call first. The Wellcome asks for UCL to prioritise preliminary applications and proposals that do not come through this route will not be supported. Up to 50% of the capital will be provided as matched funding for prioritised Wellcome applications.

Proposals for SLMS Capital Equipment must be for equipment only, not staff, consumables, refurbishment or IT equipment (clusters, data storage or networking). Requests should be in excess of £50,000 (purchase value) and the equipment must be purchased by July 2014. The total amount of funding available is £1,000,000.

Applications will be assessed using the following criteria:

  • strategic value/demonstrated usage by scientists across number of research groups/divisions/institutes/faculties
  • fit to UCL, SLMS and Faculty research strategies
  • evidence of a sustainability plan for the equipment/facility
  • equipment for a single lab or to support recruitment where there is strong faculty support

Note that this funding is not suitable for the matching UCL contribution for equipment requested through Research Council grant applications as this has a separate funding stream at UCL. See https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/pre_award/rc_equip_change.html (UCL login).

Applicants are encouraged to contact Jacky Pallas, Director of UCL Platform Technologies j.pallas@ucl.ac.uk  or 020 7679 6292 (internal 46292) to discuss applications in advance of the deadline.

To read more about each grant click the links below on the Wellcome Trust’s website.

Multi-user equipment

Biomedical resource and technology