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World Cancer Research Fund Network – Inspire Research Challenge: Call opens 12th February 2024
As part of their continued commitment to accelerating progress, WCRF International (in partnership with AICR, World Cancer Research Fund and Wereld Kanker Onderzoek Fonds (WKOF)) is launching the “Inspire Research Challenge” a new grant call aimed at Early Career Investigators, that will run in parallel with its existing Grant Programmes. The Inspire Research Challenge will prioritise innovative, bold, and creative proposals with the potential to catalyse rapid and impactful advances in cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship.
The Inspire Research Challenge is open to early career individuals (defined as not less than two years but not more than six years post-doctoral degree (PhD or MD research)). Eligible applicants must currently be employed on a research contract within a department at a research institution affiliated with a university or medical school. The Inspire Research Challenge is open to investigators worldwide.
Proposed projects must have direct relevance to cancer prevention, treatment or survivorship and may address any or all stages of the cancer journey. Proposals should address modifiable factors including both lifestyle, such as diet, nutrition, physical activity, and environmental factors such as pollution/contaminants and pathogens. Particular priority will be given to novel exposures including stress, sleep and host factors such as immune function.
For more information please see https://www.wcrf.org/research-we-fund/grant-programmes/inspire-research-challenge/
Important dates and deadlines
Call opens (Letter of Intent): 12 February 2024
Deadline for Letter of Intent: 17:00 GMT 8 March 2024
Full application for shortlisted applicants opens: 2 April 2024
Deadline for full applications: 9 May 2024
Funding decisions announced: September 2024
World Cancer Research Fund – Regular Grants Programme
World Cancer Research Fund International is now accepting grant applications for research
on the role of diet, weight, nutrition and physical activity on cancer prevention and cancer
survival, as part of its Regular Grant Programme 2023/24 cycle.
Applications are accepted from principal investigators based at institutions in any country
outside the Americas (North America, Central America and the Caribbean, and South
America). Applications from the Americas can be submitted to the American Institute for
Cancer Research at www.aicr.org. Applications from an eligible principal investigator with
co-applicants/collaborators from anywhere in the world are welcome.
Deadline: 17:00, 6th November 2023
MRC – Molecular and Cellular Medicine Programme
Apply for funding to support a programme of research focused on molecular and cellular medicine.
There is no limit to the funding you can apply for. Applicants typically apply for £1 million or more. The programme will usually fund up to 80% of your project’s full economic cost.
Your programme can last up to 5 years.
This is an ongoing scheme. Application rounds close every January, May and September.
Hospital Saturday Fund
For medically related charities, hospitals, hospices and medical clinics:
The Hospital Saturday Fund will consider giving grants towards medical capital projects, medical care or research and in support of medical training. The Hospital Saturday Fund will also consider grants for running costs.
The Hospital Saturday Fund has two grant categories:
– Standard grants of up to £2,000 or €3,000 OR
– Large grants to up to £10,000 or €13,500 (please note this is the maximum sum that HSF will grant).
Prostate Cancer UK – Career Acceleration Fellowship applications opening on 21st March 2023
Pancreatic Cancer UK – Research Innovation Fund due to open for applications in Autumn 2023