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Translational Research Grant applications sought

Friday 4 October 2019 2:15pm

Some of the world’s biggest societal benefits have been the result of universities’ research and innovations.

The University of Otago is one of those priding itself on not only engaging in world-class research, but in striving to connect that research with wider society. In particular, the translation of research into products and services to benefit society is one of the aims of the Division of Health Sciences.

As part of that commitment, all academic staff in the Division of Health Sciences are eligible to apply for the Translational Research Grant.

The grant is an initiative to assist in the pursuit of research which translates into societal benefits. The competition is being run by Otago Innovation on behalf of Professor Paul Glue.

The competition opened on 1 October with entries needing to be submitted by 9am Wednesday 6 November, 2019. Judging will be undertaken on 20 November at the Staff Club (The Gallery).

Previous recipients include Dr Aisla McGregor, Associate Professor Richard Macknight, Professor Alison Heather, and Professor Greg Cook.

Have a look at the details below:

Translational Research Grant details

  • The value of the grant is NZ$50,000 (no overheads) or, if the selected project is eligible for seed funding, the value will be up to NZ$75,000 (no overheads)
  • All academic research staff in the Division of Health Sciences are eligible to apply
  • The grant is to be used by the successful applicant(s) to “prove the concept”
  • Otago Innovation Ltd will work closely with successful applicants to plan and carry out research activities which will result in the proof of concept
  • The translational research aims to generate intellectual property which may result in a patent application
  • The funds will be transferred to the successful applicant(s) in tranches related to agreed milestones
  • Shortlisted applicants will present to a panel of expert judges (the judges’ decision is final)
  • Closing date for 2019: Wednesday 6 November 2019

Further information about the Translational Research Grant