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Pump-priming funding

  • Start-up funds of up to £100,000 per project will be available to HIC-Vac Investigators and Associates for 12 month projects addressing HIC-Vac’s strategic objectives.
  • Applications will be assessed by the Network Management Board, using a robust and transparent application process and scoring system.
  • Proposals should involve collaborating HIC-Vac research groups from at least two different institutions.

Pump-priming calls will be open at least annually within the first 2-3 years of HIC-Vac.

2nd round dates

The second round of pump-priming funding is now open.

The call closes August 28 2018.

You can download the application form and guidelines below:


Applications will be reviewed by the Network Management Board on 12 November 2018. Applicants will be notified on 26 November 2018, and grants activated by 01 February 2019.