Cambridge Confidence in Concepts: translating pathophysiological insights for patient benefit

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge


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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 779822 BioMagMat - Functional magnetic materials for biomedical applications
Amount € 149,997 (EUR)
Funding ID 779822 BioMagMat 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2017 
End 05/2019
Description A preclinical PET-CT scanner for advancing dementia research
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alzheimer's Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2019
Description ACF 25% protected time for clinical trainees for research
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 05/2021
Description Amendment PhD studentship: Impact of cell & gene therapy on the function and molecular regulation of haematopoietic stem cells
Amount £64,766 (GBP)
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) 
Sector Private
Country Global
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2019
Description CRUK small grant
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 01/2018
Description Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds: Pathfinder Grant
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Department Cambridge Enterprise
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
Description Improving outcomes of cochlear implants using an integrated engineering, basic science and clinical research team approach
Amount £167,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Evelyn Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2021
Description Quantitative Analysis of Clonality in Haematopoiesis - Concepts, methods and potential
Amount £9,073 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/R021465/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 10/2018
Description The use of PrP transgenic Drosophila to replace and reduce mice in the bioassay of mammalian prions
Amount £75,608 (GBP)
Funding ID NC/R00093X/1 
Organisation National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 06/2019