Funding Competitions

Our funding competitions are split into two categories: a strategic call focussing on future unmet needs and a more reactive call focussing on the immediate needs in surgery.

For more information on the Surgical MIC funding streams, please download this guide.


    • Application process is closed for 2022 


Other funding opportunities

The following are links to other funding streams that are suitable for joint applications with the NIHR Surgical MIC.  We advise all potential applicants to discuss their potential applications well in advance of the application deadline.








Funding streams with no time limits


NIHR Joint Industry call with i4i, EME and HTA – The development and evaluation of predictive algorithms using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Innovator Awards – no time limits

Efficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – fast-track scheme – no deadline

Global Innovation Fund – rolling deadline

Healthcare Technologies: Call for Investigator-led Research Projects – no deadline

British Heart Foundation New Horizons Grants – no deadline

Pancreatic Cancer Scotland – Pump-priming research grants
no time limits

Ad-Venture Grant Funding for SMEs

Macmillan research grants scheme

Cardiovascular Catalyst Awards

Joint funding with the British Israel Research Academic Exchange

Cardiovascular Small Meetings & Events Funds