HVCfP Proof of Concept Fund (closes 8 Sep 2015)

More info on HVCfP site HVCfP has a fund of £800,000 for proof of concept research and we have now awarded £270,473 of this fund. Funds are open to Network members who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding.

HVCfP aims to encourage novel, technology-based solutions to major industry problems whilst promoting scientific excellence. Therefore, our priority for awarding funds is for scientific excellence combined with research ideas that have clear potential for further funding or have a route to commercial translation. In addition, we encourage funding to be used to access technology providers or for collaborative work to enable rapid progression of research.

Proof of Concept Funding – round three now OPEN

Our third Proof of Concept call is now open. You should submit your application by 12 noon on Tuesday, 8th September. If you have an inquiry, please contact Caroline Calvert (caroline.calvert@york.ac.uk) by 21st August 2015. You will informed of the outcome of your application by the end of October 2015.

Proof of Concept applications consists of four separate documents:

  • PoC application form (download the Round Three form from the resources box on the left hand side of this page)
  • Case for support (5 pages maximum – a template is given at the end of the PoC application form)
  • Lead applicant CV (2 pages maximum)
  • Letter of support from lead applicant’s institution

The updated operational guidelines for proof of concept awards and the application process can be downloaded from the resources panel. Please read these guidelines before applying. Any questions regarding proof of concept funding should be directed to Caroline Calvert, caroline.calvert@york.ac.uk.