CCLG Little Princess Trust New Ideas Grants

Closing Date: 15/02/2023

Funding to support researchers undertaking projects over a maximum duration of 12 months to generate high-quality preliminary data, or to demonstrate the validity of a hypothesis/study, to advance innovative and novel ideas with the potential to transform the treatment of children and young people’s cancer.

The Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) is a leading support charity for children and young people with cancer and is the professional association for those involved in the treatment and care of children with cancer in the UK and Ireland. CCLG is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and provides a range of funding from its own resources and partner charities to support research in identified areas of need.

CCLG manages several grant programmes on behalf of the Little Princess Trust to support innovative research that will lead to kinder, more targeted, less toxic and more effective treatments for all childhood cancers and have a direct impact on the outcomes of children and young people.

The New Ideas Grants support researchers undertaking projects to generate high-quality preliminary data, or to demonstrate the validity of a hypothesis/study, to advance innovative and novel ideas with the potential to transform the treatment of children and young people’s cancer.

Support is aimed at novel, innovative hypotheses that are ‘outside of the box’ and have potential for significant impact. Priority will be given to exciting ideas with the greatest potential to secure further funding, including from LPT in future innovation-focused funding rounds.

Proposals must focus on:

  • New approaches to treatment, in particular:
    • More effective treatments with fewer toxicities/on-treatment side effects.
    • Approaches to treatment that may lead to a reduction in short and long-term sequelae of treatment (studies focusing on treatment of late effects, health behaviour interventions for survivors, fertility/reproductive health and psychosocial aspects are unlikely to be considered).
  • The causes of childhood or TYA cancer, especially where research is likely to lead to improvement in outcomes.
  • Accurate diagnosis of childhood or TYA cancer, especially where research is likely to lead to improvement in outcomes.

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.

Funded projects must also align with the objectives set out in LPT’s research strategy (pdf link):

  • Improve survival, treatment or patient care
  • Provide patients with kinder, less toxic treatments
  • Assist in transferring research progress from the lab to a clinical setting
  • Broaden and deepen knowledge of children and young people’s cancers.

The focus should be on improving outcomes for children and young people.

Funding body Little Princess Trust
Maximum value £50,000
Reference ID S24658
Category Medical Research
Biotechnology and Biology
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