Career Development Fellowship

About this scheme

Career level
Post doc
Early career researcher
Research area
Cancer biology
Biomarker research
Cancer aetiology
Imaging research
Pre-clinical research
Early diagnosis
Epidemiology
Statistics and methodology
Radiotherapy research
Cancer prevention
Immunology
Preliminary submission
Final submission
Committee review
Funding period
6 years
Funding amount
Salaries and associated running expenses for the Fellow, one postdoctoral researcher, and one technician, plus equipment up to £25,000.
The Career Development Fellowship offers outstanding scientists support to set up their first independent cancer research group.

You should have:

  • At least three and no more than eight year of research experience since completing your PhD at the time of submitting your preliminary application
  • Completed your specialist training, obtained a PhD or MD and have at least three years’ post-doctoral research experience if you are a clinician.

You should not:

  • Have already received Fellowship funding to set up your research group
  • Have a position at one of our core-funded institutes.

Some other locations are not eligible; please contact the office before starting your application to see whether your host institution is covered.

Research areas:

Applications for Career Development Fellowships will be considered from any area of Cancer Research UK’s funding remit, with the exception of end-of-life care and clinical trials. For more specific details of research supported by Career Development Fellowships, please refer to the application guidelines (PDF)

Funding support provided for:

  • Salaries for the Fellow, one postdoctoral researcher, and one technician
  • Associated running expenses
  • Equipment costs up to £25,000.

Applications are assessed by international peer review and Expert Review Panel. Final funding decisions are made by the New Investigator Committee

How to apply to this scheme

Applications for Career Development Fellowships are now considered twice a year, and application process has three stages:

  1. Outline application: you must submit an outline application before being invited to submit a full application to a subsequent New Investigators Committee meeting.
  2. Full application: outline applications that are approved by the New Investigators Committee will be invited to submit a full application for consideration at a subsequent New Investigators Committee meeting. All applications will be peer-reviewed by international experts.
  3. Interview: a 35 minute interview is carried out by the New Investigator Committee to aide the final funding decision

Please see relevant application deadlines below for the two upcoming New Investigator Committee meetings:

 

Outline application deadline

Full application deadline

Interview dates

April 2015 New Investigators Committee

3rd October 2014

19th December 2014

13th – 14th April 2015

October 2015 New Investigators Committee

2nd March 2015

15th June 2015

October 2015 (dates tbc)

 

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 international peer review and Expert Review Panel. Final funding decisions are made by the New Investigator Committee

Dr Kelly Sheehan-Rooney

kelly.sheehan-rooney@cancer.org.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3469 5240

 

 

Senior group leader in cancer biology - David Adams

David is a senior group leader at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. He has been funded by our New Investigator Committee and Science Committee. 

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