BHF-Turing Cardiovascular Data Science Awards

The BHF and Turing Institute launch second call for applications for their jointly funded Cardiovascular Data Science Awards.

We are pleased to announce the second call for research grant applications, through our funding scheme with the Turing Institute.

The award aims to promote multi-disciplinary research to generate data science solutions to key cardiovascular problems. Within areas such as data access, privacy and anonymisation, machine learning, image analysis and modelling.

We want to support genuine collaborative research between cardiovascular investigator(s) and data scientist(s).

Applications will be expected to:

  • be co-led by a cardiovascular investigator and a data scientist
  • illustrate the innovative nature and added value of the proposed work. Existing data should be utilised. Patient data needs to be fully consented and anonymised
  • define the impact of anticipated outcomes
  • describe clearly the contribution of each partner
  • provide a justification for the resource requested
  • be brief - up to 4 A4 pages of research plans, more detailed guidance will be provided in due course.

Most applications are expected to be for small scoping or pilot projects of up to £50K. However, applications for more extensive work to deliver larger projects will be considered  - see examples of previous awards.

Who can apply?

  • The lead cardiovascular investigator on each application can be from any academic institution with an established cardiovascular research activity.
  • The lead data science partner should be associated with The Alan Turing Institute or one of its university partners - Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Queen Mary University of London, Southampton, UCL and Warwick. They can only co-lead one application.
  • Data scientists who are not directly involved with the Turing Institute or its founding university partners may participate. But may not lead a project.

Are you looking for funding to support large programmes of work or you are not affiliated with the Turing Institute? 

We have schemes that encourage innovative multi-disciplinary proposals. Go to the What we fund section for more details.

Call for applications

For information on how to apply and for full guidance for applicants

Applications must be made via the Alan Turing Institute's Flexigrant portal. The closing date for applications for the 2019 BHF-Turing Cardiovascular Data Science Awards has been extended to 12:00 GMT on Friday the 10th of May 2019.