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Opportunity details

Help British Heart Foundation award £30 million in research funding for transformational new award to benefit patients

BHF's Big Beat Challenge needs patient and public reps to select the best research team

Link to organisation:

Full description:

The Big Beat Challenge is a new £30 million award which will push the international research community to identify a real world challenge, a significant unmet need or an opportunity for game-changing innovation in heart and circulatory science or medicine.

We’re looking for patient and public representatives from the UK and international community to help review applications.

For more information on how to apply please visit the linked website, and read the attached role description.

Date from

8th February 2019

Date to

30th March 2019


British Heart Foundation

The Big Beat Challenge is a brand new £30 million award from the British Heart Foundation for an international, multidisciplinary research team to identify and propose a transformational solution to a significant problem in heart or circulatory disease.

You can find out more about the Big Beat Challenge online at:


Expression of interest form - Big Beat Challenge - FEB 2019.docxbig-beat-challenge-role-profile-panel-member-updated-january-2019.pdf



All of health care
Stroke or cardiovascular disease


UK wide

Involvement type:

All of research

What support is offered?

We will provide training on Patient and Public Involvement, background on the Big Beat Challenge and the role of the Patient and Public Panel, grant funding processes, and BHF's research.


We will cover travel and any overnight stay expenses.


Reasonable travel and any overnight stay expenses provided with receipt. We will also provide lunch and refreshments.

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?