Putting our region's cancer needs first

Cancer Discovery Call

We invite applications from principal researchers located in Merseyside, Lancashire, Chester, Keele and North Wales to submit proposals that seek to uncover the foundational knowledge needed to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.

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Proposals should aim to understand the biological influences of cancer through greater understanding of cancer cell development, function, proliferation, spread and death. Proposals should seek to change the practice of oncology through new discoveries and practices that generate new knowledge relevant to basic biology and the causes of human cancers.

In making their applications we encourage researchers to focus on the cancers most prominent and significant for our regional population. Applications that look to inform work on early detection are encouraged. We welcome applications which incorporate a PhD project.

Grants are awarded for up to three years with a maximum funding budget of up to £300,000.

All applications will undergo rigorous external peer and scientific review.

Applications must be submitted in line with the cancer discovery call guidance V1 January 2019.

View the Scientific Advisory Group, who will be assessing your application 

This Call is closed as of 20/4/2020