International Tobacco Advisory Group

Our Research

The Cancer Research UK International Tobacco Advisory Group (ITAG) is a funding committee, which considers project grants and advocacy proposals. The grants fund policy-relevant research and advocacy activities focusing on priority areas in International Tobacco Control and implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).

Who do we support?

Through ITAG, we support research, organisations and partnerships, and encourage proposals with Lead Applicants or Co-Investigators in LMICs.

How proposals are judged

The Committee meets twice a year to assess applications. ITAG will judge your proposal on strategic importance, scientific excellence, cancer relevance and potential for developing the capacity of nationals.


Professor Linda Bauld, University of Stirling

Professor Andrew Jones, University of York

Mr Steve Bass, International Institute for Environment and Development

Mr Maxime Compaore, Norwegian Cancer Society

Professor Jeffrey Collin, University of Edinburgh

Dr Ulysses Dorotheo, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)

Dr Evan Blecher, University of Illinois at Chicago


Alexandra Engel, Senior Programme Manager

Natalie Varney, Grants Manager

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