Innovation Fund 2021

Thank you for your interest in applying for funding from our Innovation Fund 2021.

About the fund

This annual fund will award small project grants of up to £50,000 towards innovative projects which address our research priorities.

The aim is to build capacity within Lyme disease research. We want to help get ideas for pilot studies off paper and in the lab.

These grants will be for short term projects of up to 18 months.

We will consider funding both salary and direct project costs. Our grant can also make up part of the costs for a larger project.

Who can apply

The award is open to accredited laboratories, academic institutions and small commercial enterprises in the UK or Europe.

If you are unsure on your eligibility, please contact us at

Application Form

Please find the application form via the button below, along with some brief guidance document. Please make sure you’ve read this before applying.

If you have any problems downloading the documents, please ensure you are using Chrome as your browser, or email us to receive copies of them directly.

The deadline for submission is Friday 16th April 2021.

How funding decisions will be made

All applications will be triaged by an external, expert peer reviewer to ensure it matches the charities priorities.

It will then be subject to review and scoring by our scientific advisory committee, before being passed to our Trustees for the final funding decision.

We expect to inform successful applicants around mid-May 2021.