Available Grants

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Overview of the Research Grants and Application Process

Cancer Research Wales provides grants for cancer research which must be carried out in Wales. We particularly encourage applications from scientists at an early stage in their career, who are looking for funding for higher degrees, and wish to pursue a career in cancer research.

Principal investigators must hold a tenured position within a Welsh University, or hold a consultancy-level post within a Welsh NHS Institute. Less senior appointees may be included as co-investigators or collaborators.

All applications are subjected to a rigorous, external peer review by recognised experts in the particular area of research. Normally applications are only considered for potential funding when external referees rate the project as outstanding or forefront. Please note Cancer Research Wales cannot guarantee that all applications will be funded, even if a high rating is obtained.

Download the Research Strategy here

 

Types of Research Grants currently funded are in line with the Charity’s research strategy.

Awards for Ph.D. Studentships

These awards provide support for a defined piece of cancer research to be carried out within a host Welsh University or Hospital. Funding for successful Ph.D. applications will normally be in the region of £100,000 over 3 years.

The objectives of the grant application should be driven by a clear hypothesis and achieved within the specified timescale of the grant.

Details of next grant call to follow.

Download the PhD Studentships application form here

 

Awards for Early Career Development Research Fellowships

These provide funding to undertake a defined piece of post-doctoral level cancer research that must be carried out in Wales. Projects should be 1 to 3 years in duration.

The objectives of the grant application should be driven by a clear hypothesis and achieved within the specified timescale of the grant. Successful grants will normally be in the region of £150,000 and have satisfied the competitive external peer review process.

Details of next grant call to follow.

Download the Early Career Development Research Fellowship form here

 

Awards for M.D. CRW Clinical Fellowships

These awards provide support for a defined piece of cancer research to be carried by clinicians leading to the qualification of M.D. when supervised by an established researcher within a host Welsh University or NHS research facility.

The objectives of the grant application should be driven by a clear hypothesis and should represent research work of a standard worth at least the first two years of a normal Ph.D., to be achieved within the 2 year timescale of the grant.

Funding for successful M.D. applications will normally be in the region of £150,000 over 2 years and cover salary, consumables and travel costs. The applicant will normally be the supervisor who must be recognised by the host degree awarding institute.

Details of next grant call to follow.

Download the MD Clinical Fellowships application form here

 

Small Bursary and Feasibility Study Grants

These grants are intended to support small projects for the testing of a specified hypothesis within the field of basic, translational or clinical cancer research. Successful grants will normally not exceed £5,000 and are anticipated to serve as forerunners for larger grant applications.

Details of next grant call to follow.

Please note, Cancer Research Wales will not support consumable-only grants for already existing projects.

Download the application form for Small Bursary and Feasibility Studies

 

Programme Grants

The programme grant scheme may provide long-term support to a research team for, multidisciplinary cancer specific research where the aim is to answer an interrelated set of hypotheses. They are awarded to established lead researchers with an outstanding scientific track record and are generally held for five years. They are awarded following strict peer review. The award is initially for 3 years and its continuance within that time frame will be subject to receiving satisfactory internal peer review of annual progress reports. The continuance of the funding for the final 2 years will be subject to receiving a satisfactory external peer reviewed interim progress report.

Applicants wishing to apply for a full Programme Grant Award must first submit an outline proposal to Cancer Research Wales for evaluation. All outline proposals will be first assessed by by the Cancer Research Wales Scientific committee. If the outline proposal is accepted the applicant will be invited to submit a full proposal which will be sent for external peer review.  Successful grants will not normally exceed £1M.

The call for the current Programme Grant Award has now closed. Information and dates for future Programme Grant Awards will appear on the website when they become available.

 

Partnership Grants

Partnership grants provide core funds for one to five years for various managed consortia and partnerships, and for supporting more diverse groupings of researchers. The Partnership Grant should add value to high-quality scientific programmes that are already supported by grants from Cancer Research Wales and other funders.

Partnership may include research fellowships that typically provide support for Ph.D. studentships or post-doctoral projects such as early career scientists or clinicians when supervised by an established researcher recognised by the host degree awarding institute. Applications for technical support will also be considered under this grant scheme.

The partnership will be between Cancer Research Wales and a recognised Welsh academic institution normally a university or an NHS research institution. Each partner will provide 50% of the total grant funding which in total will normally amount to approximately £100,000 over 3 years for Ph.D. studentships and up to £150,000 for Early Career Development Research Fellowships lasting up to 3 years in duration. All applications will be considered on a competitive basis alongside full grant applications and are subjected to rigorous external peer review and should be submitted within the most appropriate grant call using the designated form.

 

Contact

For more information, please contact Dr Lee Campbell, Science Projects and Research Communications Manager at Cancer Research Wales, on Lee.Campbell@wales.nhs.uk.