Worldwide Cancer Research | Project Funding


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Date 31.03.2023
Category Call for proposal
Aim:  Worldwide Cancer Research supports research that seeks to answer the difficult questions in cancer biology through innovative and truly novel ideas that have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of cancer and how to beat it.

Project grants support basic, fundamental or translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. No priority is given to any field of research within this; research that draws on epidemiological, behavioral and clinical data to provide a starting point for a new avenue of research is welcome. Multidisciplinary or discipline-hopping projects are encouraged where this helps stimulate innovation.

The proposed research should be a discrete, hypothesis-driven project, achievable within the duration of the support requested.

Funding:       max. £275’000

Duration:      1-3 years

Eligibility: Tenured or tenure-track research group leaders are eligible to apply as PIs. Postdoctoral researchers with more than three years of experience are also eligible, assuming the head of their research group applies as a co-applicant. They should come from recognized, non-profit research institutions.  

How to Apply: Detailed application instructions can be found in the Grant Application Handbook. Budgets can include research consumables, the salaries of research staff working directly on the project, travel to conferences, and any essential services or small pieces of specialist or unusual equipment. Applications must be approved by an Authorizing Officer before submission; contact the Research Office for this step.

Deadline:      31 March 2023 (17:00 GMT)

Further information
  • More information about the program is available here
  • The application portal can be found here
  • For the approval of the Authorizing Office, please contact the Research Office
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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