Addressing the funding gap to advance early stage healthcare research in Sheffield

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield


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Technical Summary

The Confidence in Concept scheme is a key part of MRC’s translational research strategy and provides annual awards to institutions, to be used flexibly to support the earliest stages of multiple translational research projects. The award can be used by the institution to support a number of preliminary-stage translational projects. The projects supported should aim to provide sufficient preliminary data to establish the viability of an approach –– before seeking more substantive funding.  It is intended to accelerate the transition from discovery research to translational development projects by supporting preliminary work or feasibility studies to establish the viability of an approach.


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Description Prize Doctoral Fellowship
Amount £54,675 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
Description Collaborator on a project awarded under The University of Sheffield's institutional award from Round 4 of the Confidence in Concept Scheme 
Organisation Diurnal Group
PI Contribution Lead on project investigation the pharmacokinetic evaluation of a novel non-invasive Short Synacthen Test
Collaborator Contribution Regulatory advice
Impact Nothing yet.
Start Year 2016