These grants aim to foster a collaborative research process, strengthen ties between basic and clinical research and promote transformational brain tumour research advances with the potential for rapid clinical translation.
The Brain Tumour Charity invites letters of intent for its collaborative discovery teams grants. The teams should seek innovative approaches to address the critical questions that could present a paradigm shift for brain tumour research or use unexplored paths to allow for new discoveries to be made. Projects should be preclinical studies.
Applicant teams must include both established and promising researchers from multidisciplinary backgrounds. The collaborative team must have the relevant expertise of laboratory and clinical researchers to demonstrate how discoveries will be translated and taken forward to patient benefit. The call is open to international researchers, but applications including a UK collaborator will be looked on favourably. The principal applicant or co-applicant must have a contract with the host institution covering the duration of the grant.
Funding is worth £1.5 million per programme over five years to cover salaries, consumables, equipment and publication costs.
Deadline for receipt of letters of intent: 25 June 2018