The Royal Society has announced this year’s opening and closing dates for the “Royal Society Translation Award” (previously known as the Brian Mercer Feasibility Award).
Entries are now open and will close on 20 October 2016.
The award is designed for those who wish to investigate the potential to commercialise an aspect of their research. If the idea or concept is at a later stage of development, you should can for the Royal Society Innovation Award, which provides funding for individuals or groups to develop an already proven concept or prototype through to the creation of a near-market product for commercial exploitation
The ERA will be providing support for one award which is focused on electro-technology.
The principal differences between the Royal Society Translation Award and the Brian Mercer Feasibility Award are:
- The awards will be for £50,000 each.
- There will be no restrictions on the subject areas for awards, within the natural sciences.
- There will be two rounds per year.
- A bespoke training and support package will be offered to successful candidates, to contribute towards the impact of the award.
- There has been an increase in the number of awards available each year.