Grants to support small projects, pilot studies and larger projects of up to 36 months to improve understanding of cancer in children, teenagers and young adults, focusing on causes, diagnosis and reducing side effects of treatment.
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 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 the Little Princess Trust Project Grants on behalf of The Little Princess Trust. The Trust focuses on 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 Project Grants support research into cancers affecting children, teenagers and young adults. Funded projects will improve understanding of the disease and help improve the outlook for children. Grants are available for small projects, pilot studies and larger projects with a maximum duration of 36 months.
Proposals for the second 2021 application round should focus on:
- New approaches to treatment, in particular:
- More effective treatments with fewer toxicities/on-treatment side effects
- Approaches 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
There is no specified minimum or maximum limit, however previous grants have generally been in the range of £15,000 to £200,000 to cover direct research costs and project staff (excluding PI salary).
Eligible applicants are members of research staff at non-profit research centres (eg universities and hospitals) in the UK and Ireland that are able to provide the facilities required for successful completion of the project. Projects may be stand-alone in nature, form part of a wider project or trial, or pursue research that is likely to lead to a further, larger grant application. 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.
Applications for the second 2021 application round should be submitted via the application portal on the CCLG website by the closing date of 25 August 2021 (5pm).
Funding decisions will be communicated by the end of January 2022.