BHF-Turing Cardiovascular Data Science Awards

A joint funding scheme to support collaborative research between cardiovascular investigators and data scientists that could generate data science solutions to key cardiovascular problems.

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, which should utilise existing data (any patient data should 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 plus one A4 page for references if required).

Most applications are expected to be for small scoping or pilot projects (up to £50K), but applications for more extensive work to deliver larger projects will also be considered. 

Who can apply?

  • The lead cardiovascular investigator on each application may be from any academic institution with established cardiovascular research activity.
  • The lead data science partner should be associated with The Alan Turing Institute or one of its five founding university partners (Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick and UCL), and may co-lead only 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.

Applicants looking for funding to support large programmes of work, or applicants who are not affiliated with the Alan Turing Institute, should consider applying to other BHF funding schemes which also encourage innovative multi-disciplinary proposals (see What we fund).

Call for applications

Calls are currently closed, but keep an eye on the research noticeboard for information on all future calls.

Please read the Guidance Notes for application details.

All applications must be made online via the Alan Turing Institute's Flexigrant portal: