Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Prize 2019
8 October 2018
Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Prize 2019 to stimulate collaborative research between Medicine and Mathematics or Computing and/or Artificial Intelligence
Rosetrees Trust announced the launch of their Interdisciplinary Prize 2019. This funding call aims to develop collaborative studies between researchers in different fields with the hope that they will result in breakthroughs that have real potential to improve human health. The award is worth up to £250,000 over three years, and can be used to support any aspect of the proposed research.
Guidelines for applications
Applications should be truly interdisciplinary in nature – and clearly represent collaboration between two different disciplines.
- Applications can relate to any disease or medical condition which affects a significant proportion of the population.
- The length of application is limited to 5 pages inclusive of supporting figures.
- A 500 word abstract
- Applications should outline the following:
o Project background – identifying the problem and the aim of the study
o Researchers involved, nature of interdisciplinarity and relevant experience of applicants
o Plan of research study – what is involved, approach to be taken and clinical translation
o Time Frames & outline of expected costs over the 3 years
Applications will be ranked by a panel of peer reviewers, and the top applications reviewed by specialist reviewers who can comment on the specific area of work. Applications will be assessed on a range of criteria:
- experience and track record of the researchers
- importance of the research
- the interdisciplinarity of the project
- how well placed the researchers are to carry out the study
- impact of the research and potential for translation/future clinical benefit
- whether the scale and nature of funding is appropriate
- There is no limit to the number of applicants, but two lead applicants should be named.
- The lead researchers must be from different departments within the same institution
- Only one application per institution is allowed.
- The Dean of Research or Head(s) of Faculty should provide a letter(s) of support for the chosen application.
Internal application process for the University of Bristol researchers:
- If you are interested in this opportunity please complete a Rosetrees 2019 UoB app form (Office document, 34kB) available to download from this webpage and return it to Nina Couzin firstname.lastname@example.org by 10:00am Monday, 26th November 2018.
- Internal applications will be reviewed by the University of Bristol panel and you will be notified by the end of December 2018 whether you are invited to submit a full proposal to the Trust.
The deadline for full applications to the Rosetrees Trust is midnight on Thursday 28th February 2019. The winner will be announced in June 2019.
Full applications to include:
- a five page project proposal including references suitable for a panel of academics
- a 500 word abstract
- a combined letter or letters of support from Dean of Research /relevant Faculty heads
- max 2 page CVs of the two lead researchers
- Publications also listing 5 most recent and 5 most relevant
The Trust will fund directly incurred costs associated with the project including salaries, consumables and animal costs. Travel costs (max. £1000) and small equipment costs (max £1000) that are essential to the project will also be considered. Please provide details in the cost breakdown. The Trust will not fund directly allocated costs, indirect costs or PhD tuition fees.
Previous winners of the Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Prize are:
- 2018 Imperial College London and The University of Cambridge were selected as joint winners of the 2018 Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Award the theme of which was interdisciplinary research combining medicine with physics or chemistry. The team will develop a diagnostic test to discriminate between bacterial and viral infections in children using microchip technology.
- 2017 The theme was to to promote collaborative research between medicine and engineering. The joint winners are Edinburgh University and Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Dr James Dear and Dr Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas will lead the team at Edinburgh University who will develop a prototype device to rapidly diagnose drug-induced liver damage. At Hebrew University, Professor Yaakov Nahmias and Professor Nir Friedman will model the circadian dynamics of human metabolism using an advanced organ-on-chip platform.
- 2016 University College London, Dr Simon Walker Samuel and Dr Rebecca Shipley for developing a computational approach to predict improvements for T-cell therapy in pancreatic cancer.
- 2015 University of Cambridge, Professor Sir Mark Welland and Professor Andres Floto for research on tuberculosis drug treatments.
- 2014 Imperial College London, Professor Danilo Mandic and Professor David Sharp for their technology for continuous in-ear monitoring of brain and body functions.
Find out more about the Rosetrees Trust here.
The Rosetrees 2019 UoB app form (Office document, 34kB) should be returned to Nina Couzin email@example.com by 10:00am Monday, 26th November 2018.