For project grants, the principal applicant (and point of contact) should have a tenured post with a UK academic/research institution. However, applications can include researchers or institutions outside the UK. The principal applicant is expected to have a contract which covers the proposed duration of the grant. If the principal applicant does not hold a tenured appointment, the application must include a co-applicant that does.
For large project grants, the principal applicant must be a senior researcher holding a PhD or equivalent with a track record of managing grant funding, delivering research studies and a strong publication record.
If the project requires Ethics approval (clinical research) and/or Home Office licences (in vivo research), the award is dependent upon the requisite approvals being granted.
Grants will lapse if the project does not secure all requisite approvals to commence within 12 months of the award being granted.
guidelines & policies
We are committed to the maintenance of the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
our review process
Grants are awarded on scientific merit in relation to Borne’s research strategy.
We offer funding to take the most promising ideas forward and support career development.