Early Diagnosis Advisory Group Project Grants

About this scheme

Key information

Career level
Post doc
Early career researcher
Established independent researcher
Non-clinical researcher
Research area
Early diagnosis
Behavioural research
Policy research
Statistics and methodology
Funding period
up to 18 months
Funding amount
maximum £100k/year
EDAG funds policy relevant research or activities that are adding to the scientific evidence base to achieve earlier diagnosis and enable access to treatment.

Applications are accepted from UK-based researchers in universities, medical schools, hospitals, research institutions, as well as advocacy organisations, where there are appropriate academic links. Collaborations, including international ones, are encouraged.

EDAG provides project grants to support short term (18 months max) policy-relevant research that significantly add to the evidence base and have potential to impact earlier cancer diagnosis. We welcome proposals that use innovative, multidisciplinary and rapid approaches using pre-existing data sources (where necessary).

For more information please contact edag@cancer.org.uk

Other applications related to early diagnosis may be within the remit of the Population Research Committee.

How to apply to this scheme

Our open call for research is now closed.

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Open funding call

Commissioned research

Project duration

Typically less than a year, but up to 18 months

Up to 12 months

Project value

£100k per year

£100k per year

Expression of interest deadline



Full application deadline



Notification of funding decision

Early December

Early October

Projects expected to start

Jan–March 2018

Oct–Dec 2017






Funded projects and outputs

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Research events

Our Strategy and Research Funding teams attend and exhibit at conferences, meetings and workshops throughout the year.