Research Travel Award

About this scheme

Key information

Career level
Post doc
Research area
All research areas
Final submission
Committee review
Funding period
Flexible
Funding amount
Typically under £10,000
This award gives postdoctoral researchers based in the UK an exciting opportunity to work with other research groups in the UK or overseas.

You must be:

  • Based in the UK, and
  • A postdoctoral researcher

You must not be:

  • A PhD student (clinical or non-clinical) or MD student
  • A previous recipient of a CRUK Research Travel Award

You do not need to have existing CRUK funding to be eligible.

Your proposed work should fit within our Research Strategy. We particularly welcome applications for research into cancers of unmet need, and early diagnosis. In this case you can either already work in those areas, or can use the award to explore and develop skills in those areas. Your application will be judged on the basis of scientific excellence, cancer relevance and the importance to furthering your academic career.

Research Travel Awards offer you a chance to develop your own independent researcher career; introduce new techniques or skills to your current research group; and promote future collaborations between institutions.

Funding can also be provided for researchers who wish to attend a skills-based training course.

Funding support will not be provided for:

  • Salary costs
  • Conference visits
  • Lectures
  • Tours
  • Visits by PhD/MD students to or from the collaborating research group
  • Visits between collaborating research groups located in the same city or town

Applications are assessed by the Research Travel Award Panel

How to apply to this scheme

Overview of the application process

Applications for Research Travel Awards are considered twice a year. The application process has just one stage: a full application on eGMS reviewed by the Research Travel Award Panel. If your application is successful you will be notified within two months of the application deadline.

Applications should be submitted by the postdoctoral researcher who will be travelling to the collaborating group. Your current postdoctoral supervisor and the head of the research team you will be visiting should be named as collaborators on the application. An award can be made only to your current home institution.

The next application deadline is 20th June 2017, for consideration by the Research Travel Awards Panel in August 2017.

Before making your application

  1. Read the full application guidelines (PDF) 
  2. Read the grant conditions (PDF) 

If you have any questions aboout the eligibility of your proposal for this scheme, or require any assistance with your applicaton, please contact the funding manager.

All applications must be made through our electronic Grants Management System (eGMS)

Applications are assessed by the Research Travel Award Panel

Cancer Research UK contact details

If you have any questions aboout the eligibility of your proposal for this scheme, or require any assistance with your applicaton, please contact the funding manager.

 

Dr Marjolein Schaap

Research Funding Manager

fellowships@cancer.org,uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3469 8097

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