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 New Investigators Committee, projects are encouraged from any area of Cancer Research UK’s funding remit, with the exception of drug discovery and clinical trials.
The Career Development Fellowship offers support to outstanding scientists with between three and eight years of research experience post-PhD to set up their first independent cancer research group.
The Career Establishment Award offers support to new group leaders, with between three and eight years of research experience post-PhD and a fully-funded position, to establish their cancer research career.
The Senior Cancer Research Fellowship offers support to outstanding scientists with between eight and fourteen years’ postdoctoral experience, 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 Investigators Committee
Professor Clare Isacke – The Institute of Cancer Research, London
Members of the New Investigators Committee
Dr James Brenton – Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Dr Jason Carroll – Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Professor Paul Clarke – University of Dundee
Professor Patrick Derksen – UMC Utrecht
Professor Diane Dixon – University of Strathclyde
Dr Crispin Miller – Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
Professor Tony Ng (Deputy Chair) – King's College London
Dr Mark O'Driscoll – University of Sussex
Professor Catrin Pritchard – University of Leicester
Dr Caetano Reis e Sousa – The Francis Crick Institute
Dr Katrin Rittinger – The Francis Crick Institute
Dr Tim Somervaille – Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
Chair of the Research Travel Awards Panel
Dr Jessica Downs – University of Sussex
Members of the Research Travel Awards Panel
Dr John Brognard – Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
Dr Florian Markowetz – Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Dr Ilaria Malanchi – The Francis Crick Institute
Sara Zanivan – Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute