Pancreatic Cancer UK Clinical Pioneer Awards – New Call to Open in Summer 2019

Pancreatic Cancer UK has announced that a new call for a Clinical Pioneer Awards, to be awarded in 2020, will be launched in summer 2019.

The Clinical Pioneers Award scheme provides funding for clinicians and non-clinicians (for example qualitative research academics or technology developers) to develop innovative project ideas that are focused on interventions within the clinical or community setting and will improve diagnosis, treatment and care, quality of life or experience for pancreatic cancer patients or carers. The Awards respond to the fact that these types of projects might find it difficult to receive funding through existing funding streams and it is hoped that these interventions will have an impact on patient outcomes.

Projects should be hosted within an NHS organisation, university or recognised not-for-profit research institution.

Funding is awarded to projects that address one of five key priority areas, as identified by people affected by pancreatic cancer:

1. Awareness raising

2. Early and rapid diagnosis

3. Promoting quality of life

4. Treatment and survival

5. Supportive care needs

A total of £200,000 is available for 2019/20. Funding will be awarded to a maximum of four projects. Each award will be for a maximum of £50,000 to support directly incurred research costs for up to 12 months.

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