Funding opportunties

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

Breast Cancer Now: Improving Public Health, Equity and Wellbeing

The Improving Public Health, Equity and Wellbeing scheme aims to support scientific excellence and innovative research addressing public health, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and inequalities that are experienced in breast cancer.  Applications must clearly demonstrate how the research could lead to prevention, saving lives and helping people to live well with and beyond breast cancer, regardless of their background.

Opening: 5 June 2024

Closing: 5 September 2024

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Pancreatic Cancer UK: Interdisciplinary Treatment Grants 

Pancreatic Cancer UK has a funding call open for Interdisciplinary Treatment Grants. This programme aims to fund bold, pioneering collaborative projects that improve our understanding of how to effectively treat pancreatic cancer with a more integrated and holistic approach. To achieve this, the grants are designed to kick-start or formalise interdisciplinary collaborations, enabling researchers to work together from different disciplines to improve current treatments or find new therapeutic targets and approaches.
These grants will provide successful applicants with up to £330,000 for a maximum of 3 years.
Deadline: 1pm, 13th June 2024 
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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.

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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 Applications from an eligible principal investigator with
co-applicants/collaborators from anywhere in the world are welcome.

Deadline: 17:00, 6th November 2023 

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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.

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NIHR Application Development Award for Health and Care Professionals – deadline 26th September 2024
NIHR NICE rolling call (EME) – deadline 23rd April 2024
NIHR NICE rolling call (HTA)  – deadline 1st May 2024

NIHR James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships rolling call (HTA) – deadline 1st May 2024

NIHR James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships rolling call (HS&DR) – deadline 3rd June 2024


NIHR Researcher-led

HS&DR – deadline 9th April 2024

EME – deadline 23rd April 2024

HTA – deadline 1st May 2024 



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).

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