Who should apply?
Grants will be awarded to support fundamental or translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. They do not prioritise any field of research within this; but welcome research that draws on epidemiological, behavioural and clinical data to provide a starting point for a new avenue of research. Multidisciplinary or discipline-hopping projects are encouraged where this helps stimulate innovation.
The 2019 grant round is now open for registration and application preparation. Applications can be submitted between Thursday April 4, 2019, 00.01hrs (British Local Time) and Friday May 3, 2019, 17:00hrs (British Local Time). Please note, only the first 500 applications submitted in the grant round will be accepted.
The maximum budget allowed is £250,000, but it should be noted that most of the three-year grants awarded will have a budget below £200,000.
The research described in the application should be a discrete, hypothesis-driven project, achievable within the duration of the support requested. Do not describe a large programme of work – for example the work of your entire laboratory – and then request a contribution towards it – for example funding one member of the laboratory or part of the consumable costs.
What is not funded?
This scheme does not support clinical research, including clinical trials, patient care, nursing or healthcare delivery research. It does not support other types of applied cancer research such as policy, public health or psychosocial research.