These enable researchers to explore original ideas, services or products that are new to asthma, or applied in a way that is new to asthma, which could significantly enhance the quality of health and care for people with the condition. Projects must align with the following priority areas:
•asthma exacerbations; •biology of asthma; •encouraging good asthma control; •preventing and curing asthma; •social and economic burden; •treatment options.
Lead applicants should demonstrate a strong research record, including publications, successful grant applications and the ability to lead team. They must be based at a UK academic or clinical institution, and must conduct the project there. There is no limit to the number of collaborators that can be involved in an application, though co-applicants are limited to three per proposal.
Innovation grants are worth up to £50,000 each over 18 months.
Deadline: 2 Dec 2015
Further information: http://www.asthma.org.uk/research-how-to-apply#innovation