Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP)

STFC External Innovations runs a Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP) to support the application and commercialisation of STFC research in the key global research challenge areas of energy, environment, healthcare and security. Individual annual calls are aligned to specific challenge areas.

STFC will be launching a new call in September 2017, offering £2M to fund a range of projects from short feasibility studies to large developmental projects that will use STFC funded research to solve key challenges in the Healthcare sectors. Priority challenge areas identified by the Healthcare focus group are:

STFC CLASP Healthcare 2017 Priority Areas (PDF 88KB)

There is a two stage application process for CLASP. Applicants are invited to submit a short outline, which is assessed by the CLASP panel. Short listed applicants are then invited to develop a full proposal with the assistance of CLASP panel members assigned as mentors.

A launch event for the call will be held on 22 September 2017. Please register for the 2017 CLASP Healthcare call event, which will be held at the Royal College of Physicians, London, NW1 4LE.

The closing date for outline applications will be at 16:00 on 7 November 2017.


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