Registration is now open for a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) webinar on 2nd June on funding to support secondments in the biomedical sciences industry. This is a new opportunity for biomedical companies with relationships with Universities or the NHS.
The new Innovation Scholars Secondment programme from UKRI provides funding to support the secondment of staff across biomedical firms, academic institutions and the wider public, private and charitable sectors. The secondee must work on an activity that builds towards solving challenges within their host organisation. The scheme provides opportunities to develop careers and bring new skills or insights to your organisation.
The scheme is not restricted to coronavirus and Covid-19 related developments, but additional flexibility has been developed to support companies, universities and NHS groups working to address this challenge. UKRI will provide successful applicants with up to £300,000 for 36 months.
Many organisations recently applied to the recent Covid-19 fast-track competition, yet were unsuccessful, despite having a great idea. This is a new opportunity for those organisations.
Closing Date for applications: 1st July 2020 (Noon)
Further details about the scheme are available here.
Attend the webinar on 2nd June at 10:00 to hear more about this new scheme supporting secondments:
Attendees will learn about what UKRI is looking for in a successful application and the flexibility for applicants either affected by, or working on Covid-19. Programme Director Matthew Lodge will be discussing how the scheme can benefit you and your employees. There will be an opportunity to capture questions emerging from interested partnerships.