CCLG Little Princess Trust Innovation Grant Open for Application

The Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) is a leading support charity for children and young people with cancer and the professional association for those involved in the treatment and care of children with cancer in the UK and Ireland. CCLG administers grants funded by the Little Princess Trust to support innovative, hypothesis-led research that aims to bring novel treatments to children sooner and/or minimise the side effects of treatment.

The Little Princess Trust is funding a new grant programme – the Innovation Grant – to support academic research institutes in Europe conducting innovative research to explore new approaches for the treatment of paediatric cancers. A grant of between £500,000 and £1m is available to support a single project that addresses a key question in paediatric cancer therapy, focussing on a specific childhood cancer or a range of cancer types.

Applications are invited for innovative studies that explore new approaches to treatment, in particular

More effective treatments with fewer side effects for the patient while on treatment.

More effective treatments which result in improved survival rates.

Approaches to treatment that may lead to a reduction in short and long-term sequelae of treatment (specifically how improved treatments might lead to a reduction in late effects, rather than interventions targeting specific late effects post-treatment).

The Trust generally funds basic science (with a clear plan for translation/patient benefit), translational and clinical research. Other types of research are unlikely to be considered.

Proposals may be submitted by European academic institutions (universities, hospitals or research institutes) including collaborations that bring together expertise to add value to the project.

There is a two stage application process: a preliminary proposal followed by a full proposal for invited applicants.

Preliminary proposals must be submitted via the application portal on the CCLG website by the deadline of 26 November 2020 (5pm).

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