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Applications are now open for a new MRC 'Confidence in Concept' fund, managed by The Tropical Infectious Disease Consortium. The fund of £500,000 is aimed at projects that translate scientific discoveries into therapeutics, diagnostics and vaccine development. The partners of the Consortium are London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Medicine, The Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford, and Public Health England Microbiology Research Services, who will provide awards of up to £50,000 via an open, competitive and peer-reviewed process (deadline 30th April 2016).