Guidance notes

  • Remember that Discovery Awards are for teams registered to win the Longitude Prize. Your project should therefore meet the aims of the Prize (see Longitude Prize Rules), and the work you would be able to undertake if you received an award should allow your team to progress towards meeting the criteria to submit an entry to win the Prize
  • Ensure that you fill out all sections of the form - if you leave any sections blank your application will not be progressed to shortlisting, even if your project looks promising. Those fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
  • Provide a clear breakdown of how your total proposed budget will be spent, for example estimates of the amount required for consumables, reagents, and / or staffing time or any other skills or equipment needed.
  • Provide details of how long it will take you to undertake the proposed work. Make sure you include milestones within your timeline to give an indication of how long each step should take, as well as clear start and end dates.
  • Ensure that the description of your technology is clear and concise. Remember that Discovery Awards are for innovative work and therefore it's important to highlight what aspects of your work are novel, and how it advances current work in the field, including any unique selling points.