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Translational awards

Translational awards provide support for research which bridges the gap between basic science and clinical research, with the aim of speeding up translation of research findings for the benefit of patients.

These awards provide support for initiatives that may not be available through our other funding streams. They're responsive to strategic funding opportunities and also support calls for applications that are aligned with the charity’s strategy.

Applications for translational awards may involve partnership with other funders, as well as industrial collaborators.

The Spark Award

We’ve teamed up with the Design Council to support the second round of their Spark innovation fund, with the aim of developing products that will improve the quality of life of people with arthritis.

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.