Applications Invited for World Cancer Research Grants

World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF) is a world-leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity.

WCRF Research Grants comprise investigator initiated grants and seed grants (start up funds for preliminary research) for research focusing on cancer prevention and survival by investigating mechanisms or host factors.

The areas of cancer prevention and cancer survivors may be addressed either from the perspective of identifying the mechanisms that underpin the effect of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer, or by addressing the host factors that influence individual susceptibility to cancer development or progression, and so contribute to explaining variability between people in outcomes.

For cancer survivors, WCRF also encourages broader research into evidence for the impact of diet, nutrition (including body composition), physical activity and outcomes after cancer diagnosis, as robust evidence on this is still lacking.

Grants are open to Principal Investigators based at research institutions in any country outside the Americas (North America, Central America, including the Caribbean, and South America). Institutions can include universities, medical schools, hospitals, research institutes and other academic centres. Principal Investigators must hold a research position at the host institution for the duration of the project.

Investigator initiated grants are awarded up to a maximum of £350,000 for up to four years, with a limit of £100,000 for any one year. Seed grants are for a maximum of £60,000 in total for up to two years.

The outline application deadline is 16 November 2020 (22:00 GMT). 

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