New Investigator Committee
The New Investigator Committee has a broad remit spanning basic and translational cancer research, responsible for a number of funding schemes to support the cancer research leaders of tomorrow at all stages of their careers.
For each of the funding schemes supported by the Committee, projects are encouraged from any area of CRUK’s funding remit, with the exception of drug discovery and clinical trials.
The Career Development Fellowship offers support to outstanding early-career scientists to set up their first independent cancer research group.
The Career Establishment Award offers support to new group leaders who have a fully-funded position to establish their cancer research career.
The Senior Cancer Research Fellowship offers support to outstanding mid-career scientists to establish or further develop an independent cancer research group.
The Research Travel Award provides support to postdoctoral researchers to visit a collaborating research group in the UK or overseas to learn new research skills.
How proposals are judged
The New Investigator Committee meets twice a year to assess applications to the schemes within its remit. Applications are judged on the basis of scientific excellence, research environment, the candidate’s track record and future potential, and relevance of the research to the aims of Cancer Research UK.
Chair of the New Investigator Committee
Professor Clare Isacke - The Institute of Cancer Research, London
Dr Jason Carroll - CRUK Cambridge Institute
Members of the New Investigator Committee
Dr Alvis Brazma - European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Dr Patrick Derksen - UMC Utrecht
Dr Ferdia Gallagher - University of Cambridge
Professor Catrin Pritchard - University of Leicester
Professor Caetano Reis e Sousa - The Francis Crick Institute
Dr Katrin Rittinger - The Francis Crick Institute
Dr Tim Somervaille - CRUK Manchester Institute
Dr Christopher Lord - The Institute of Cancer Research, London (appointment commencing in 2018)
Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo - University of Oxford (appointment commencing in 2018)
Professor Robertus de Bruin - University College London (appointment commencing in 2018)
Ms Alison Howe (Patient Representative)
Chair of the Research Travel Awards Panel
Professor Jessica Downs - Institute of Cancer Research
Members of the Research Travel Awards Panel
Professor Sonia Rocha - University of Dundee
Dr Sara Zanivan - CRUK Beatson Institute
Dr Santiago Zelenay - University of Manchester
Dr Doryen Bubeck - Imperial College London
Professor Trevor Graham - Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Yoryos Lyratzopoulos - University College London
Contact this committee
Dr Marjolein Schaap
Research Funding Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 3469 8097
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