Prostate Cancer UK Travelling Prize Fellowships Open for 2021

Research fellowship to enable promising early career researchers, within four years of award of a PhD, to establish an independent research programme within the field of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer UK is the largest national men’s health charity, with the mission to improve the care and welfare of those affected by prostate cancer, raise public awareness and increase investment in research.

Prostate Cancer UK’s research investment strategy has been formulated to address three key areas where there are gaps in knowledge or expertise:

  • Better diagnosis (including risk stratification & disease prognosis).
  • Better treatment (for both localised & advanced disease, including improved prediction of which treatments will be effective for an individual).
  • Better prevention.

The Travelling Prize Fellowships aim to provide a unique opportunity for the most outstanding early career researchers to begin to develop their independent research careers, working in the best research environments in the UK and overseas. Applicants should demonstrate the potential to be an independent researcher, and these Fellowships will help to accelerate the career trajectories of successful recipients and ultimately ensure they make the biggest impact for men affected by prostate cancer.

At least six months will be spent at another research institution to establish collaborations as well as learning new skills and techniques that will support career development as a prostate cancer researcher. The Fellowships also offer an opportunity to build professional collaborative networks that will increase the impact of the prospective Fellow’s research and will assist in the transfer of knowledge across institutional and national borders.

Awards are aimed at researchers who are within four years of their PhD viva, as of 1 October 2021.

Candidates may apply if they are in the final year of their PhD (as of 1 October 2021), but in this instance they will be expected to have undertaken their viva before 1 October 2022.

The award has a maximum value of £250,000 if based entirely in the UK or up to £300,000 if including a placement abroad.

Applications must be submitted online by the deadline of 24 June 2021 (12pm noon).