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Building Engagements in Health Research
***Pilot Scheme 2018***

TTMI Collaborative Pilot Study Awards
Request for Applications

TTMI is pleased to announce a request for applications for Collaborative Pilot Study Awards. TTMI has prioritised this programme to fast-forward solutions for collaborative multidisciplinary research, with the ultimate goal of increasing translational research activity. The ‘Building Engagements in Health Research’ pilot scheme 2018 is supported by the Office of the Dean of Research in recognition of the fact that Translational Research is inherently multidisciplinary.

TTMI Collaborative Pilot Study Awards may be used flexibly to initiate or consolidate collaborations that generate pilot data suitable for future grant applications.

It is imperative that applications involve (ideally new) collaborations between TTMI-based researchers and Trinity-affiliated clinicians and to facilitate the development of the requisite inter-relationships necessary for future grants of scale. In the short-term it is intended that the data from these projects will be used to develop applications for such competitions as: HRB Clinical Fellowships/ HRB Investigator Grants/ICS Fellowships, EI Technical Feasibility Funds, or EI RD&I fund etc, or where relevant, targeted calls such as Meath Foundation and RCDH Trust.

The scheme will be weighted towards supporting the early/mid-career development of researchers in Translational Research and establishing foundations towards successful applications to H2020, ERC, Wellcome or SFI awards.

Level of Funding Available
It is envisaged that approx. 6 - 8 projects will be funded under this scheme (total budget €40,000).

Scheme Audience
Each project must involve at least two applicants; one a clinician and one a basic scientist.
While the scheme is open to all, Ussher Assistant Professors and Clinicians in Higher Specialist training will be given a greater weighting.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 24th Jan. 2019

Successful projects will be announced at the Annual TTMI Conference on 15th Feb. 2019

Download the application form here (MS Word 142 Kb) and submit to