Launch Workshop - Medical and Life Sciences Translational Fund

The Translational Research Office will be launching MLSTF 2021 during a virtual workshop taking place on Tuesday 7th September 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30. The workshop will include talks from the TRO about the MLSTF scheme, the various co-funding opportunities available, application process and key timelines for consideration. There will also be a keynote presentation from the MSD’s Entrepreneur in Residence Dr Nessa Carey, who will provide some key tips and expert advice on how to write a compelling translational funding application.

The eagerly awaited MLSTF 2021 call for proposals and call text will be announced w/c 23rd August.

The full programme of the workshop will be as follows:

10:00 – 10:05| Welcome (Speaker: Dr Deepak Kumar)
10:05 – 10:20| MLSTF Call – Scheme details and Application Process (Speaker: Dr Sarah Wagstaffe)

10:20 – 11:00| Co-funding Opportunities
10:20 – 10:30| Novo Nordisk Innovation Fund (Speaker: Dr Dorthe Lundsgaard)
10:30 – 10:40| Oxford Biomedica Innovation Fund (Speaker: Dr Yatish Lad)
10:40 – 10:50| CRUK (Speaker: Dr Gillian Shuttleworth)
10:50 – 11:00| OUI University Challenge Seed Fund (Speaker: Dr Jane Liew & Dr Jas Jandor)

11:00 – 11:20| Writing a Compelling Translational Funding Application (Speaker – Nessa Carey)
11:20 – 11:30| Q&A

If you would like to register to attend the MLSTF 2021 Workshop please contact the TRO by emailing the

The Translational Research Office