Biomarker Project Awards
About this scheme
Applications will be accepted from scientists, clinicians or health care workers in UK universities, medical schools, hospitals and some research institutions.
Applications will be considered across biomarker discovery, assay development, qualification, or imaging discovery and evaluation.
Proposals can use invasive or imaging techniques and cover all types of biomarkers including predisposition, screening, diagnostic, prognostic, predictive, pharmacological and surrogate response.
We are particularly interested in applications that fall under the following areas:
- The qualification of predictive biomarkers for conventional cytotoxics (including radiation)
- Early detection biomarkers.
- Circulating biomarkers – cells and nucleic acids (proteomics excluded).
Applications will be judged based on how well the project proposal meets the following criteria:
- Science – Have you presented a clear scientific and clinical need for the biomarker? Do you have preliminary data to support your hypothesis?
- Samples – Do you have access to appropriate clinical samples? Is your assay robust?
- Scope – Do you have appropriate expertise in the proposed research team to undertake the project? Is there ‘line of sight’ to the clinic?
- Statistics – Is the study appropriately statistically powered to ensure significant results? Do you have a named biomarker statistician on your application?
For more specific details of research supported by Biomarker Project Awards and further information on review criteria, please refer to the scheme guidelines.
Funding support provided for:
- Salaries for researchers and technical staff
- Running expenses
How to apply to this scheme
Applications for Biomarker Project Awards are considered twice a year. Applications will be assessed by international peer review from the biomarker field, before review by the Biomarker Expert Review Panel. The final funding decision is made by the Science Committee.
Full application deadline
October 2015 Science Committee
18th May 2015
April 2016 Science Committee
9th November 2015
Applicants must contact the office in advance of the deadline to be given access to the eGMS application form. Please email a one-page summary of your proposal to Dr Rosie Fryer.
If you require more information or would like to discuss your application, please be advised to contact the office at least 2 months in advance of the submission deadline.
All applications must be made through our electronic Grants Management System (eGMS).