Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research

Eric Thomas, Jane Blackwell Bloomfield and Blackwell family

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute recently launched.

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Health research across the University of Bristol involves 369 academic, 635 post-doctoral research staff and 500 postgraduates.

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Almost half of University of Bristol’s annual research income is directed towards health, totalling £50 million in 2010/11 alone.

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Our portfolio of expertise covers biomedical research, population health, epidemiology, genetics, and translational and experimental medicine.

Researcher using electron microscope

Catalyst funding of up to £50,000 is available for pilot research on our best ideas

About the Institute

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute is building a dynamic community of researchers from our health and non-health related disciplines to find innovative solutions for some of the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century.

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Funding opportunities

We have funds and fellowships available for academics, to support you in your research activity.

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We are developing partnerships to help build an exceptional environment for health research innovation and translation.

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