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£30 Million Global Cardiovascular Disease Challenge Open for Applications

Call for the world’s greatest minds to tackle the world’s biggest killers.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling for researchers and innovators from around the world to apply for one of the largest research grants of its kind in history.

The charity’s Big Beat Challenge – a single funding award of £30 million – will push teams of researchers to identify a key problem in any heart or circulatory disease and propose a transformational solution.

They are now accepting proposals from scientists, clinicians, innovators and entrepreneurs to look beyond incremental gains and accelerate breakthroughs that could transform lives across the globe.

An international advisory panel, with a broad range of expertise – including patients – will assess the outline applications. They will shortlist the very best proposals, for which seed funding will be given and a further six months to develop final proposals.

The call for outline applications will close on 14 June 2019. [APBN]