BUMP feasibility study

GRANT AMOUNT: up to £500,000
GRANT DURATION: 18-24 months
DEADLINE: 5/03/2021

This is a research funding call to identify a research group or consortium of scientists capable of delivering a study that confirms the feasibility of a systematic study of the biological interactions across different cells and tissues in the human uterus; and the outline of opportunities to test and expand on novel discoveries that can help prevent the onset of preterm labour.

Borne is initially offering funding of up to £500,000 to support such a study over the next 18-24 months before announcing a multi-million pound effort that will also be competitively awarded to launch Borne’s Uterine Mapping Project (BUMP).

More information about BUMP and this grant call can be found here.


Please see Borne’s Eligibility Criteria to ascertain whether you are eligible to apply for this grant.

how to apply

Applications should be sent to Mei Li Powell at research@borne.org.uk. Download the application form here.

review process

The Borne Foundation is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities and follows their guidelines for best practice in peer review. Grants are awarded on scientific merit in relation to Borne’s research strategy and on the basis of open competition. The quality of the application and applicants is the key determinant of outcome. Read our full review process here.

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