Some frequently asked questions about the voucher scheme are below. If you have any questions not covered below please contact us.
How many projects can you support in each round?
We expect to be able to support 5-7 screening centre access vouchers and ~10 core facility access vouchers, depending on application numbers, voucher size and available budget.
What is the success rate?
On average, we are able to award ouchers to ~40-50% of applications.
How frequent are the calls?
Calls for vouchers to access both core facilities and screening centres are held every six months, and are planned to close at end of each April and October
Why does the Provider facility get the funds and not the Applicant?
TIA has existing working and contractual relationships with Provider facilities, meaning that we can transfer funds quickly without waiting for a legal agreement between Applicants, Providers and TIA. For this reason, we do not seek agreements between Applicants and TIA, but rely on agreements betwen Applicants and Provider facilities.
How can I join this scheme as a Provider facility?
Adding a facility to the scheme is a strategic decision, as funding is limited. TIA facilities must have a strong customer service ethic, a clear and straighforward access model, demonstrated demand for services and some capacity to accommodate users from outside your host institution. Please contact us to discuss if your facility could be included in future schemes.
Can I receive two vouchers for the same project at different times?
Applicants may apply for multiple vouchers to support the same project in subsequent rounds, accessing the same or a different facility.
Is there anywhere I can get advice about which Provider Facility may best be able to assist me?
That is what we are here for. Please contact TIA directly and we will be happy to advise you which of our facilities may be able to assist you.
I was awarded a Pipeline Accelerator voucher before. Can I put in application again in the future rounds?
Yes, you can. We strongly encourage Pipeline Accelerator recipients to apply for voucher in the future rounds to access the same/different facilities for the same project.
Need more help?
If you need help or advice on applying for a Pipeline Accelerator access voucher please contact us.