Stage II UK Regenerative Medicine Platform – Disease/Systems focussed Programmes
Call for applications
In partnership with the Research Councils and MS Society, Arthritis Research UK proposes to contribute towards the second stage of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP), by inviting proposals to establish high quality, collaborative research groupings to address key challenges in translational regenerative medicine.
A central focus of the research supported by Arthritis Research UK is bringing forward novel approaches to therapy in patients and to be at the forefront of international efforts to develop new treatments that promote regenerative repair and those that harness the potential of stem cells. As well as already supporting a Centre of Excellence in the field of tissue engineering and a broad portfolio of world class research in the area, we have a particular interest in supporting new studies aimed at translating the outputs of experimental regenerative medicine research into patient benefit.
Following bi-lateral meetings and discussions, Arthritis Research UK and the Dutch Arthritis Foundation ‘Reumafonds’, are aware of the overlapping and synergistic interests between UK and Dutch research groups in regenerative medicine and osteoarthritis. Thus, collaborative applications that demonstrate meaningful added value from joint working between UK and Dutch partners will be welcomed and would be considered for joint funding as part of this overall initiative. Such applications would need to demonstrate how the partners would work and how they will represent more than ‘the sum of the individual parts’.
Approximately £6M will be available under this call for the second stage of the UKRMP. Awards will be for 3 years; it is anticipated each award will be between £1m-£1.5m. Awards will be administered by the MRC on behalf of the Arthritis Research UK.
The deadline for 'Intention to Apply' applications has now passed.
The deadline for full applications will be 4pm on Thursday 7th November 2013. Applications should be submitted using the Research Councils’ Joint electronic Submission (Je-S) System.
For further information, please see the UKRMP call webpage