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May 2022 call for summer 2023 awards

Joint translational funding from Action Medical Research and LifeArc

Action Medical Research and LifeArc want to improve the lives of children suffering from rare disease and are working together to co-fund translational, rare disease research projects. Co-funding aims to accelerate promising, cutting-edge medical research that could have a significant impact on the treatment of infants, children and young people (CYP) with any of the >7000 heterogeneous conditions collectively called ‘rare disease’.

Remit

The joint fund will be used to support biomedical research projects from across the UK that have moved beyond a basic understanding of rare disease mechanism into the development of an intervention (therapeutic, diagnostic, or device).

Call opening: 12 May 2022

Outline deadline: Tuesday 21 June 2022 by 5pm

Full application deadline: November 2022

Full outcome expected: Summer 2023

January 2022 call for November 2022 awards

This is an open competition round across our full remit. 

As part of this round, there are also opportunities for potential joint awards with Borne.

Please scroll further down for information on the joint award opportunities including the call with Borne. There was a separate outline form for this part of the call.

Call opened: January 2022

Outline deadline: Tuesday 22 March 2022 by 5pm

Full application deadline: July 2022

Full outcome expected: November 2022

Recent Calls

Long covid in children and young people - NOW CLOSED

Action Medical Research recently called for project grant applications on community-acquired long COVID in children and young people for an award of circa £100,000.

The call had a focus on the following two areas:

  1. Better understanding the pathophysiological nature of community-acquired long COVID in children/young people.
  2. Addressing the mental health complications for children and young people with community-acquired long COVID.

The aim of the charity is to prevent and treat disease and disability by funding vital medical research in hospitals or research institutions across the UK.

Deadline for submitting outlines: 27 August 2021, now closed for outlines.

Deadline for submitting full applications: 22 October 2021 by 5pm, earlier applications are appreciated.

Date of outcome: December 2021

Spring 2021 call for 2022 awards - NOW CLOSED

Joint translational funding from Action Medical Research and LifeArc

Action Medical Research and LifeArc want to improve the lives of children suffering from rare disease and are working together to co-fund translational, rare disease research projects. Co-funding aims to accelerate promising, cutting-edge medical research that could have a significant impact on the treatment of infants, children and young people (CYP) with any of the >7000 heterogeneous conditions collectively called ‘rare disease’.

Remit

The joint fund will be used to support biomedical research projects from across the UK that have moved beyond a basic understanding of rare disease mechanism into the development of an intervention (therapeutic, diagnostic, or device).

Deadline for submitting outlines: 9 June 2021

Deadline for submitting full applications: 10 November 2021

Date full outcome expected: July 2022

Joint award opportunities

Borne

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Applications will be considered through the Action Medical Research peer review system for translational research into the causes of preterm birth in order to develop diagnostic, treatment and prevention strategies to reduce the rates of prematurity.

Please read before applying

Project Grant Applications Guidelines and Outline Form

Applications should be of the highest quality as the scheme is very competitive