Cancer Immunology Project Awards

About this scheme

Key information

Career level
Established independent researcher
Clinician
Research area
Immunology
Final submission
Committee review
Funding period
Up to 36 months
Funding amount
Up to £300k
Cancer Immunology Project Awards seek to catalyse research and build the UK’s research base in cancer immunology, by funding immunologists in non-cancer fields

Applications will be accepted from scientists, clinicians or health care workers in UK universities, medical schools, hospitals and some research institutes. Please note the following considerations:

  • The lead applicant (PI) must be an immunologist who should not have a demonstrated track record in cancer research.
  • Collaborations with cancer researchers/clinicians are strongly encouraged to deliver the project but are not a mandatory requirement.
  • Those with a demonstrated track record in cancer and researchers from CRUK core funded Institutes are not eligible to apply for this award as the lead PI, but may act as a co-investigator or collaborator.

The aim of the scheme is to build capacity in cancer immunology; therefore, immunologists who already have a demonstrated track record in cancer research are advised that the Programme Awards from the Science Committee may be more appropriate.

To assess your suitability to apply, please email a one-page summary of your proposal, a list of potential collaborators and your CV to Dr Gemma Balmer.

Research areas:

The Cancer Immunology Awards should address key questions in the immunology of cancer. Applications can be in any area of immunological research, providing the cancer relevance is clearly articulated in the proposal, including any of the following key areas:

  • Cellular and molecular immunology, including but not limited to mechanisms of tolerance; the regulation of immune function, and; the development of memory
  • Inflammation, allergy, transplantation and auto immunity (how the basic understanding of relevant mechanisms involved could drive forward our understanding of cancer)
  • The immune response to infection
  • The interaction of immune cells with tissues
  • Immunity and disease susceptibility/resistance

This award does not support the development of new biotherapeutics or immunomodulatory agents.

Funding support provided for:

  • Salaries for researchers and technical staff
  • Running expenses
  • Equipment

Applications are assessed by the Cancer Immunology Expert Review Panel. Final funding decisions are made by the Science Committee.

How to apply to this scheme

Applications for Cancer Immunology Project Awards are considered twice a year. Applications will be assessed by international peer review, before review by the Cancer Immunology Expert Review Panel. The final funding decision will be made 6-8 weeks later 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 to be given access to the eGMS application form. Please email a one-page summary of your proposal, a list of potential collaborators and your CV to Dr Gemma Balmer.

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)

Please read the full application guidelines (PDF) and grant conditions (PDF) before starting your application form

Applications are assessed by the Cancer Immunology Expert Review Panel. Final funding decisions are made by the Science Committee

Name: Dr Gemma Balmer

Email: gemma.balmer@cancer.org.uk

Phone: 020 3469 6125