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Opportunity profile: Picking a prized Rosetrees grant

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A clear clinical question is critical in bids to the Rosetrees Trust’s Interdisciplinary Award

Top tips:

  • Applications to the Interdisciplinary Award are first administered by universities via internal competitions so find out about the procedure at your own institution if you are interested in applying.
  • These bids should be would normally be led by mid-career or more senior researchers.
  • Applications should not scrimp on detail; bids that are otherwise strong are often knocked back for vagueness.
  • The panel must understand the significant clinical question that the research seeks to address.

The Rosetrees Trust is a medical research charity that funds basic and translational research across specialties funding a range of seedcorn, project and fellowship grants. Its Interdisciplinary Awards are among its largest awards and offer £300,000 for a three-year research project. This year the award is for collaboration between medicine and chemistry with the deadline for applications on 30 March. The focus for next year’s competition has not yet been announced.

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