Apply for Solutions funding

Funding is available to support partnerships between Solution providers and potential collaborators and end users. Up to £50k inclusive of VAT per Solution is available for projects of up to 12 months duration.


Funding is only available for Solutions that have been submitted from an EU-based organisation and have identified a potential collaborator as a result of CRACK IT Solutions. Applications must be submitted within twelve months of the Solution going live on the CRACK IT website.

Submitting an application for funding

Applications should be made using the Solutions funding application form. Applications should be submitted by the Solution provider as the lead applicant.  

Full details about CRACK IT Solutions and the funding scheme can be found in the Guide for Participants.

Review process

Applications can be submitted at any time of the year provided this is within twelve months of the Solution going live on the CRACK IT website. 

Submission date Review meeting
22 February 2019 8 March 2019
24 May 2019 7 June 2019
23 August 2019 6 September 2019
22 November 2019 6 December 2019
21 February 2020 6 March 2020
22 May 2020 5 June 2020

Applications are reviewed by three members of the CRACK IT Solutions Funding Review Panel:

Member Name


Dr Ian Ragan


Dr Sally Robinson


Professor Bill Dawson

Bionet Ltd

Professor Phil Stephens

Cardiff University

Professor Chris Denning

University of Nottingham

Dr Alex Easton

Durham University

Professor Amir Ghaemmaghami

University of Nottingham

Dr Lorna Ewart


Professor Catherine Pears

University of Oxford

Dr David Chau

University of Hertfordshire


Awards are subject to the successful applicant’s organisation signing a non-negotiable agreement with the NC3Rs. If you intend to submit an application to access Solutions funding please read through the agreements and discuss them with your institution's research office before applying.

An agreement is also required between the successful applicant and the collaborator.

Additional information: