The Centre for Translational Medicine brings together the organisations of King’s Health Partners and generous funding from the Guy's and St Thomas' Charity to work in partnership to improve the health of people locally, nationally, and globally.

This is through accelerating research and innovation that improves the detection, prevention, and treatment of disease. 

The Centre for Translational Medicine aims to: 

  • Address the major health burdens for local, national and global communities – and to challenge existing health inequalities.  
  • Combine our outstanding clinical and scientific expertise to deliver excellent outcomes for patients.   
  • Develop the next generation of clinical-academic leaders, skilled in delivering impactful translational biomedical research.   

Funding calls

Essentials For Translational Medicine

This call provided funded for the essential, often ‘hard to fund’ infrastructure to deliver high quality translational research.

Ten areas of activity have received awards, underpinning areas of clinical and academic excellence with emerging strengths and cross-cutting themes of data and diagnostics, to address the needs of patients and communities, and reduce health inequalities. 

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowships

The Clinical Research Excellence Fellowships scheme offers up to 24 months (full-time) protected research time for health professionals at the postdoctoral stage of clinical academic training. The scheme is open to any postdoctoral health professional working, or planning to work, in the area of translational medical research.

The first cohort of successful fellows was announced in March 2024. You can meet our fellows here: Dr Alice Beardmore-Gray, Dr Ryan McNally, Dr Thomas Day

This call will open again in Winter 2024.

Pre Doctoral Fellowships

This scheme offers one year pump-prime funding to allow protected research time and training for health professionals working in translational medicine. Development of external funding applications to support a doctorate is expected during the year, and securing further research funding represents a key success metric of the fellowships.

Applications for this call have now closed and we expect to announce the first successful cohort in July 2024.

This call will open again in Spring 2025.

Translational Medicine Pilot funding scheme

This funding call aims to stimulate, accelerate and enhance translational medicine research across King’s Health Partners. Specifically, the funding will support the creation of pilot data, enabling substantive awards to be secured from external sources.

Applications for the call have now closed and we aim to announce the successful projects in June 2024.

This call will open again in Spring 2025.

PPIE

We have dedicated Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement support. If you would like support in this area or if you are a member of the public or an expert by experience in the health field and would like to be part of our PPIE team please get in touch with Sarah translationalresearch@kcl.ac.uk.