Putting our region's cancer needs first

Current Funding Rounds

Our typical funding rounds include cancer discovery, translational and applied research. We fund a number of studentships and also projects in partnership with other like-minded charities. You will find all the information you need about our current funding rounds below.

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Open Projects

Cancer Inequalities Call

We invite applications from researchers for projects which seek to address cancer inequalities within the region.


Applied Research Call

We invite applications from researchers for projects which seek to make improvements to existing cancer diagnosis techniques, patient treatments, knowledge and understanding to a practical application.


Mesothelioma UK Project Call

North West Cancer Research and Mesothelioma UK are working together to jointly fund a treatment, care or support focused research study that is based across the North West of England and North Wales.


Open Projects

PhD Studentship Award

We invite applications from principal investigators and their research team, with a track record of successful PhD supervision, to submit proposals for this funded PhD research award.


Expression of Interest

North West Cancer Research are seeking ideas which it could incorporate into its funding plans for the next financial year, which might result in an open funding round or working with a small number of researchers to develop a way forward.