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Funding for researchers

Our 2019 grant round is now open for registration and application preparation. Applications can be submitted between Thursday 4th April 00.01hrs (British Local Time) and Friday 3rd May 2019 17:00hrs (British Local Time). Please note, we will only accept the first 500 applications submitted in the grant round.

Since our foundation in 1979, we have invested in nearly two thousand research projects from top scientists in world-renowned institutions all over the globe.  Many of these projects have already improved the lives of people with cancer, and others are being developed into new tools for diagnosis and treatment.  But these are difficult economic times and the demand and competition for funding has never been so tough.  Hard funding decisions are made on the basis of scientific quality, innovation and the belief that the researchers can deliver on their ambitious proposals.  No matter how groundbreaking these projects might be, we can’t say yes to them all. We simply do not have the funds.

In order to keep the quality of our research as high as we can, we ask that potential grantholders only submit projects, which meet our requirements. To make this process as simple as possible, we would ask all applicants to read through the following information before making an application.