Applications Invited for New Round of Worldwide Cancer Research Grants

Funding is available to support projects aiming to carry out basic, fundamental or translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer.

Worldwide Cancer Research aims to find and fund life-saving research around the world to end the suffering and death caused by cancer.

Grants are awarded to support novel and innovative basic, fundamental and translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. Any field of research within this area is considered. Research that draws on epidemiological, behavioural and clinical data to provide a starting point for a new avenue of research is welcomed. Multidisciplinary or discipline-hopping projects are encouraged where this helps stimulate innovation. Projects may be on any cancer type and based in any country.

The research described in the proposal should be a discrete, hypothesis-driven project and achievable within the proposed timeframe. Applications must meet the remit of the Research Strategy. The aim is to support research that seeks to answer the difficult questions in cancer biology.

Grants are awarded to Principal Investigators (PIs) based at not-for-profit research institutes anywhere in the world. Principal Investigators must be suitably qualified researchers with a minimum of a PhD followed by three years’ research experience, or equivalent qualification or research experience.

Individual scientists from commercial organisations can be named as collaborators if they provide specific expertise or reagents to the project, but cannot be co-applicants.

The maximum budget allowed is £275,000, however, most of the three-year grants awarded have a budget below £200,000. Grants are 12 to 36 months in length and cover the direct costs of the project.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 31 March 2023 (17:00 BST).

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)