A series of Synergy Awards will be made available for innovative projects addressing the most pressing challenges facing humanity, especially biodiversity, sustainability, antimicrobial resistance and food security.
Proposals are invited for grants worth up to £20,000 to support the development of a novel concept to a stage that facilitates application for external funding. The University will waive overhead requirements for these projects.
Synergy Awards may be used to fund a postdoctoral research associate or an assistant for up to six months, with bench support as appropriate. It is intended that projects will involve collaboration between investigators from disparate disciplines, at least one of whom should be from the Life Sciences.