Research Incubator

The N-CODE Research Incubator

This call provides dedicated resource and funding to support seedcorn projects for new and emerging interdisciplinary collaborations within the N-CODE remit to use technology to move the diagnosis and management of neurological, neuropsychiatric or neurodevelopmental conditions out of the hospital and into the community.

Seedcorn projects last for 6 months and address a healthcare or biomedical challenge using mathematical and computational approaches. This proof-of-concept funding should seed onward grant funding and publications.

Projects can be proposed by any interdisciplinary team of N-CODE partners, but the interdisciplinary nature of this call means that investigators must come from at least two disciplines. For example, a neurologist and a computer scientist, or a biomedical engineer with a biomedical researcher. Applications including industry partners are welcome.

Projects should have a clear research question and achievable end points. Data and relevant approvals should be in place.

Each investigator team will be assigned an N-CODE Research Fellow with the appropriate quantitative skills to work with you to drive the project forward, and a budget of up to £10,000. Successful applicants will be required to attend a two-day incubator kick-off event where projects will be developed in collaboration with the project team and the assigned Research Fellow. A budget of up to £10,000 will be approved at this event. As part of this process, applicants will receive advice and guidance from a professional services team including public engagement & involvement (including lay members), research facilitators, and business engagement who will provide support to develop outputs and applications as your seedcorn project evolves.

Overnight accommodation for 1 night will be provided (if required). Additional funding is available to cover caring costs, including childcare.

Applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications will re-open in spring 2024.

Overnight accommodation for 1 night on 14th September will be provided (if required). Additional funding is available to cover caring costs, including childcare.

If you would like to find out more, please see the recording of our information event, with Prof John Terry on 5th May 2023, below or contact the the N-CODE team at

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