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How to register

Our online grant application system requires prior registration and approval of participants before applications can be accepted.

Applicants can register on the Worldwide Cancer Research online application system here.

Please note:

  • Registration can be performed at any time throughout the year.
  • When registering, please do not use BLOCK CAPITAL letters for name, institution and/or country of applicants and participants.
  • All application participants must use their personal institutional email addresses (not generic ones and not commercial webmail accounts such as gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc.).
  • If your institution is not already registered on our database please contact us ( in advance of your personal registration so that we can add your institution to our system. We need to know the legal name, main telephone number, central address, category of the institution (e.g. university, hospital, research facility, etc) and require proof of the non-profit status

Along with the main applicant, all other application participants (including Head of Department, Authorising Officer and Co-Applicants) must also register on the Worldwide Cancer Research online application system. Main applicants must check that all application participants have registered on our database prior to completing an application. Please note: it will be useful for the applicant to know the exact format (spelling, accent marks and diacritics) and email address that the participant has used when entering their details on the system.

How to apply

Points to consider

Before applying, please see What to consider before applying and read all information provided in our application handbook. Applications which do not meet the conditions laid down in the application handbook will be rejected.

Only one application from the same research group will be accepted in a grant round.

If the principal investigator on an application is rejected at the preliminary triage review stage of a grant round, they cannot submit an application in the next grant round. Furthermore, the same project cannot be submitted by another principal investigator.

If the principal investigator on an application is successful in a grant round, they cannot submit an application in the next grant round.

Worldwide Cancer Research will only accept the first 500 applications submitted in the grant round.

Applicants can begin composing an application online approximately one month prior to the grant round submission deadline. Detailed instructions for the completion of the online application form can be found in Section 6 of the application handbook. Please be sure to have these instructions to hand while completing the application.

To make an application, please continue to the online application system.

Submitting your application

Applications must be submitted during the submission period.

Please note: after the application has been submitted by the applicant, both the Head of Department and Authorising Officer need to approve the submission (one after the other, in that order) before the application is received by Worldwide Cancer Research. Both approvals must be done before the submission deadline.

The submission of a grant application to Worldwide Cancer Research will be taken as a declaration that all our instructions and advice documents have been complied with and that the applicant and the host institution agree with all of our terms and conditions. The current version of the Worldwide Cancer Research award agreement is included in the application handbook and this should be brought to the attention of the relevant departments at your institution before an application is submitted.

What happens next?

For a summary of what happens following an application submission to Worldwide Cancer Research please see our Application handling procedure page.