Funding opportunties

Check back here regularly for new funding opportunities. Please get in touch with us to discuss potential collaborations.

World Cancer Research Fund 

WCRF opened its 2020 grant applications on 21st September. Investigator initiated grants are awarded to principal investigators with a maximum of £350,000 for up to four years, with a limit of £100,000 for any one year. Seed grants are for a maximum of £60,000 in total for up to two years.

  • Deadline for outline is 22:00 GMT on 16 November 2020
  • Shortlisting outcome and investigator initiated grants full application stage opens 15 February 2021
  • Deadline for investigator initiated grants full application is 22:00 GMT on 29 March 2021
  • Funding decisions announced in September 2021

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NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme: Mitigation of the adverse effects of health and social care interventions

Stage 1 applications are invited for this call on the ‘Mitigation of the adverse effects of health and social care interventions’.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel interventions to reduce adverse effects (e.g. to stop misprescribing)
  • Novel interventions to identify patients at increased risk of adverse effects
  • Studies to stratify patients to an established treatment that has very severe adverse effects
  • Development of health technologies which promise an improved safety profile.
  • Additive interventions which may improve the safety profile of existing technologies
  • Pharmacogenomic strategies to mitigate the risks of exaggerated or diminished drug responses.

Deadline:  1pm on 16th April 2020

The EME programme will run a webinar to support applications for this call on Tuesday 21st January, 12-1pm.

This funding call relates to the NCRI LWBC James Lind Alliance Priority #6: “How can the short-term, long-term and late effects of cancer treatments be a) prevented and/or b) best treated/managed?

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Cancer Research UK: Children and Young People’s Cancer Innovation Award

The Children and Young People’s Cancer Innovation Award is a new initiative to support novel and innovative approaches to childhood cancer research. 

Amount: £1m, up to 3 years 

Closing date: Friday 10th January 2020 

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PHIND: Systems based approaches to Public Health intervention development

This call seeks to:

  • Encourage the development of innovative, novel and scalable interventions which address an important UK or global public health issue
  • Support the development of population-level interventions
    “Population” is defined as a group of individuals an intervention may take place within, for example, schools, prisons, or larger communities and regions
    Examples of the focus of population-level interventions include transport, education, employment, leisure and the built environment

Closing date: 22 Jan 2020 16:00 GMT

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Tackling multimorbidity at scale: Understanding disease clusters, determinants & biological pathways 

Amount: Consolidator grant up to £100k; Research Collaborative award up to £5m

Deadline: 11 February 2020

  • Identify and describe new disease clusters
  • Multimorbidity at different stages of the life course
  • Uncovering, validating and targeting shared determinants and mechanistic pathways
  • Early detection/prediction

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