6th July 2022

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new DASA Themed Competition – Veterans’ Health Innovation Fund on behalf of The Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA; Cabinet Office). Projects can be up to 24 months in length, will be <£300k and be within  TRL1 to TRL6. There is £2.7m available in total.

This is a little different to ‘normal’ Themed Competitions, so read the Competition Document carefully.

Private businesses – Standard DASA terms and conditions will apply

Academia, charities and Public Sector research institutions – OVA has its own terms and conditions. For academics – grants worth 80% FEC will be awarded. Match funding must be secured and described in the application. Details are here


Everyone will apply using the DASA online submission service. However, applications will be shorter than normal. We usually provide Assessors with 90-minutes to assess your application (my estimate 7500-10000 words). However, for this competition, Assessors will only have 30-minutes to assess applications.

There are four Challenges:

  • Challenge 1: Digital, data and technology
  • Challenge 2: Surgical technology, bioengineering and rehabilitation for blast injuries
  • Challenge 3: Public Health, pain management, hearing loss and visual impairment
  • Challenge 4: Initiatives to help identify and/or provide solutions to disparities in female veterans’ health and healthcare

More details are here


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