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For researchers

We fund discovery research

If you have a novel, exciting and creative idea that could help prevent, diagnose or treat cancer, we may be able to support you with a project grant. Since our foundation in 1979, we have invested in nearly 2,000 research projects around the world.

Many of these projects have already improved the lives of people with cancer, and others are opening up entirely new areas of cancer research. However, we know there is still so much to do, and this is where you come in.

Read our top tips for a compelling application from our Scientific Advisory Committee


Our funding criteria

Thinking of applying for funding? Find out what we do and don't fund and if your research proposal meets our funding criteria before starting your application.

Our application process

Find out about our application process, how it works and what to expect. Read our application handbook, which contains all the information you need to know.

Applying for funding

The 2024 grant round is now closed for submissions. Our next grant round will open in Spring 2025

Our research policies

Find out more about our research policies.

Contact the Grants team

Please get in touch if you have questions about your current grant or the application process and you cannot find the answer in the application handbook. If you are a current grant holder, please keep us up to date on any accepted publications or press activity related to your grant.

EACR travel fellowships

We have partnered with EACR to offer up to 3,000 euros for researchers to gain new skills through a short-term visit to a lab or research group in another country.


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