Restricted Call: Sir Jules Thorn Biomedical Award 2024 (internal deadline: 9th October, 2023)

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Following on from the pre-announcement about the Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research call (see email below), this is to announce that the funder has now opened this call and so full details of the internal selection process can be confirmed. Please refer to the details in this email, as these are up to date for the current call.

One grant of up to £1.7m is offered to support a five-year programme of translational biomedical research led by an outstanding researcher in the early years of an established research and academic career. The work must include research on patients and be based on appropriate bio-statistical analysis. The application must set out a clear strategy defining how the research will translate into benefit for patients and the timescale within which this will take place.

Please note a few points about eligibility from last year’s guidance, including updates obtained through communication with the funder:

Please see the funder’s guidance notes for full details and the funder’s webpage for further useful resources, including the Guidance for Institutions document. Examples of the type of research funded under this programme can be found in the previous awards section of the Trust’s website.

University Internal selection

Institutions can only submit one application. Therefore, this call will be managed according to the University’s restricted calls procedure.

To take part in the internal selection process, please submit your application via our online submission form by 9th October, 2023 (if asked to log-in use your Raven details).

Each applicant will need to have the following information ready to complete the online form submission:

Internal Assessment Criteria:

Please note that the assessment of internal applications will focus on the following core funder criteria:

Funder deadline: December 18th, 2023 (for preliminary applications; full applications due 24th May, 2024).

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Posted on 21/09/2023