Need summer project support? Access funding for student projects to progress medical technologies

The Translate MedTech summer student projects scheme is open for applications from medical technology academics in the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions.

Up to £2500 is available per project to cover the costs of a summer student to support the progression of medical technologies towards commercialisation and clinical application.


Funding up to a max of £2,500 is available to cover the following costs:

  • Salary costs for a summer student
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs

Other associated costs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The scheme does not provide funding for conference attendance or electronic equipment (such as laptops).

Key dates

Closing date: 16 June 2019

Projects to be completed by 30 September 2019


The call is open to members of academic staff based at the Translate partner universities: University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds, Sheffield Hallam University and University of York.

This scheme is aimed at fourth year undergraduate students and taught master’s students. However, we will (exceptionally) consider projects involving MRes and PhD students who are not in receipt of funding from other sources.

A student must be identified prior to applying.

Assessment process

Applications will be assessed by a panel of Technology Innovation Managers.

Applications must clearly address the aims of the scheme: to progress medical technologies towards commercialisation and clinical application.

The contribution to be made by the selected student must also be clearly stated.

Conditions of award

Students involved in successful projects will be required to submit a blog post on their summer project.

Award holders will be required to submit a short report on the outcomes of the project.

For enquiries, contact Mohua Siddique (

How to apply

Apply using the application form. Completed applications should be emailed to:

Completed applications must be received by midnight on 16 June 2019.