Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 14 Jan 2021

About the Human Organs, Physiology, and Engineering (HOPE) program

How many awards will be funded?

There are no pre-set number of awards.

How much is each individual award?

Award amounts will be dependent on specific proposals and work selected for funding.

Is the Program open to applicants from outside the United States and UK?

Yes, it is open to applicants around the world.

What is the working model or program structure of Leap programs?

Performers are from universities and research institutions: small, medium and large companies (including venture-backed); and government or non-profit research organizations. Leap programs are actively led and orchestrated by a Program Director who adjusts, iterates, and directs teams working together so as to solve problems they cannot solve alone.

Application Process

Is there a specific format for Leap program applications?

Please see the full proposal template and guidelines for format guidance.

Is it possible to have multiple applicants on a submission?

Yes. Multiple collaborators can be on a single submission, but only the Principal Investigator (PI) will be able to submit the application.

Is it necessary to form a consortium when applying?

No. We encourage individuals or small teams to apply in the thrust area(s) best aligned with their expertise and capabilities. It is not necessary to form a large consortium or team a priori to address all thrusts or an entire goal in a single abstract or proposal. Indeed, we intend to facilitate synergies dynamically among performers as we make progress together toward the program’s goals.

What are the eligible costs?

Please include any costs (direct and indirect) appropriate to the execution of the proposed research and follow the guidelines of the program announcement.

Can you have multiple submissions? 

Yes.

Am I able to edit my submission once submitted?

No.

When will I receive feedback on my submission?

Please see the program announcement for the program timeline.

May I still submit a full proposal if I receive a recommendation to not submit on my abstract feedback? 

Yes.

I did not receive an email with feedback on my Abstract submission. What should I do?

All applicants will receive an email with feedback on 15 Dec 2020. If you have not received one, please check your “All Mail” or “Spam” folders as sometimes your email client (i.e. Gmail, Hotmail) can incorrectly flag important emails as Promotions. Once you confirm that this email is not in any of your folders, please reach out to us at HOPE@wellcomeleap.org.

Review Process

Will my idea be treated as confidential during the review process?

Please see the program announcement for a discussion of confidentiality of submissions.

What is the review process?

Please see the program announcement for information on the review process in each round.