Funding opportunities for clinical academic career development

Research Careers

We have a broad range of research grant funding schemes to cater for your situation, whether you're just getting started or an experienced independent researcher, and whether you require a fully funded fellowship or grants to advance individual projects.

Not a clinician? View our other career development funding opportunities.


*We're flexibile in our eligibility criteria, taking into account individual circumstances, in particular career breaks and time spent outside research. Find out more in our flexible working policies, or contact us to discuss your circumstances.


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We've worked with the Medical Research Council and six other major funders of biomedical research to provide an integrated view across career and funding options through an interactive online tool.

Benefits of developing your research career with us

We support and develop the very best researchers with more than just funding. As a CRUK Fellow or Group Leader, we'll help you become a research leader of tomorrow.

Our researchers benefit from being part of a network of 4,000 clinicians and scientists who are united behind our ambitious strategy to beat cancer sooner. With the support of our network, you'll have the opportunities you need to develop independence as a leader.

  • Networking meetings with fellow CRUK researchers in your peer group, and our world-leading senior scientists

  • Training workshops and mentoring from inspirational leaders

  • Access to the CRUK network of scientists, clinicians and state-of-the-art facilities

  • Flexible working opportunities and paid leave entitlements

  • Accelerated UK work visa route for exceptionally talented researchers

Advice for applicants

Submitting your first grant application can be a daunting task. We have practical guidance to help you plan, and you can read advice from successful applicants in our case studies.

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Research Careers

We offer a range of fellowships, bursaries and other support to help outstanding scientists and clinicians develop their independent research careers.

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