Michael was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2014 from our Population Research Committee, to work on a project exploring the association of beta adrenergic receptor expression and beta-blocker use with breast cancer survival.
Population Research Committee (PRC) Programme Grants
About this scheme
Applications are judged on the basis of scientific excellence, innovation and relevance to cancer research.
Applicants should have:
- Extensive postdoctoral experience and evidence of their ability to successfully run an independent research group.
- University or NHS contracts for the duration of the proposed award.
PRC Programme Grants can be awarded in the areas of:
- Cancer symptoms: natural history and awareness
- The early diagnosis pathway including alternative routes to diagnosis
- Interventions to increase presentation to primary care or uptake of screening
- Screening as a form of early diagnosis
- Behavioural and lifestyle interventions to prevent cancer (individual or population level), including prevention of cancer recurrence
- Adherence to chemoprevention
- Screening as a form of prevention
- Classical and health epidemiology, plus survival and incidence rates
- Repurposing of existing cohorts for ‘omics studies (excluding genetic epidemiology)
- Secondary physical effects of cancer treatment
- Methodological and statistical research relating to population sciences
Funding decisions for this award are made by the Population Research Committee.
Our funding schemes award money raised through our charity fundraising, including, for translational research, by Stand Up To Cancer UK.
How to apply to this scheme
Overview of the application process
Applications for this scheme are considered once a year and the application process has 3 stages:
Submit an outline application of 2000 words, which will assessed by the Population Research Committee.
If successful, you will be invited to submit a full application which will be peer-reviewed by experts and you will have the opportunity to respond to comments. It will also be assessed by the relevant expert review panel(s).
You will be invited to present to and be questioned by the Population Research Committee, which will make the final decision on your full application.
8 March 2018
19 June 2018
Before you begin your application
You must read the full application guidelines (PDF)
You must contact the office to discuss eligibility and the suitability of your research proposal
Cancer Research UK contact details
You must contact the funding manager for this scheme to discuss your proposal before starting your application.
Dr Anbalakan Paramasivam
Senior Research Funding Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3469 8824
More opportunities for population researchers
We support a broad portfolio of population research, including behavioural research, epidemiology, public health, and research into cancer prevention and early diagnosis.
We fund investigator-led projects, partnership initiatives, research facilities and resources, and we have a range of opportunities to help you develop your research career.