Funding Call

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LD3 2019 Autumn Call is now open!

Following our recent MRC Confidence in Concept 2019 award (£450K awarded), we are pleased to

announce the launch of the new LD3 call for translational research proposals.

We are looking to fund exciting projects from all stages of translational research - from Proof of
Concept/ validation, through evaluation (e.g. late pre-clinical work/ pilot studies) and onto early
clinical implementation.

Aligning with recent feedback from the MRC, the priority areas for this autumn call include, but are
not limited to: Diagnostics and Precision Medicine.


LD3 can offer managerial and technical support through experienced staff, translational expertise
and/or consumables funding for up to 12 months for project budgets of £20 – 80k.


Appropriate projects may also be considered for Proof of Concept or LPMI funds.


The submission deadline for this call is Tuesday 5th November 2019 at midnight.

The application form can be downloaded from https://www.le.ac.uk/drugdiscovery and should be
completed and returned to drugdiscovery@le.ac.uk with the title “Translational Support Call Application”.

Projects will be assessed based on the quality of the scientific background, the ability to deliver the
project, the likelihood to attract follow-on funding and to engage with a commercial partner.

Early engagement with the LD3 team is strongly encouraged to help develop your application.

LD3 will also be holding:

  • A launch event in the GDC boardroom on Tuesday 17th September, 10.30 – 11.30am

Plus drop-in sessions at:

  • Robert Kilpatrick –Clinical Sciences Building (Leicester Royal Infirmary) in Room 529
    on Tuesday 24th September, 1.00 – 2.00pm
  • Glenfield General Hospital in the Café Cardiologique (CVS) on Thursday 26th September,
    11.00am – 12.00pm.

These sessions will include more information on the application and selection process and will provide
an opportunity to ask questions.

Dr Cristina Alberti-Segui, LD3 Research Manager

Prof Jacqui Shaw, Director Leicester Precision Medicine Institute


Please also contact Dr Ruth Barber, Deputy-Director LD3 and LPMI Manager for information about
potential LPMI and/or POC funding.

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LD3 Research Manager, 

Dr. Christine Alberti-Segui:

+44 (0) 116 252 5174

LD3 Office:

+44 (0) 116 252 3342              

drugdiscovery@le.ac.uk 

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