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Awards

We provide six major types of funding: Translation Fund, Health Innovation Challenge Fund, Seeding Drug Discovery, Affordable Healthcare in India, Sustaining Health and the Pathfinder Awards.

Translation Fund Translating innovative and ambitious, applied R&D with an unmet healthcare need.
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Health Innovation Challenge Fund Funding partnership between the Trust and the Department of Health to stimulate the creation of innovative healthcare products, technologies and interventions and facilitate their development for the benefit of patients in the NHS and beyond.
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Seeding Drug Discovery To facilitate early-stage small-molecule drug discovery. The awards help applicants with a potential drug target or new chemistry embark on a programme of compound discovery and/or lead optimisation.
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Affordable Healthcare in India A Wellcome Trust scheme to support R&D in India to develop accessible healthcare solutions.
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Sustaining Health Pilot funding for cross-disciplinary research connecting environment, nutrition and health
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Pathfinder Awards
Pathfinder Awards Pilot funding for Academic-Industry partnerships to develop early-stage applied research and development projects in orphan and neglected disease areas.
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All Innovations awards are milestone-based. These milestones can be technical, in terms of progression of the technology, or commercial, in terms of acquiring freedom to operate, achieving licensing or securing a patent position.

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