Funding opportunities for early- and mid-career researchers
We have a broad range of research grant funding schemes to cater for your situation, whether you're just getting started or an established independent researcher, and whether you require a fully funded fellowship or grants to advance individual projects.
Are you a clinician looking to develop your research career? Go to opportunities for clinician researchers.
More funding opportunities from other organisations
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.
More career development opportunities
We offer a range of fellowships, bursaries and other support to help outstanding scientists and clinicians develop their independent research careers.