Innovator Awards

These awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health.

Scheme at a glance

Level of funding:

Up to £500,000

Duration of funding:

Usually up to 24 months

Focus areas:

Diagnostics, drug repurposing, mental health, neglected tropical diseases, neurological disorders and rare diseases. We may also consider applications from other areas.

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply


Key dates

There are no deadlines for this scheme – you can apply online at any time.

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about this scheme (eg eligibility or the application process).

If you have a question about the scope and content of your proposal, contact: