Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Programme
Marie Curie Cancer Care is spending up to £1 million per year through the Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Programme to fund high quality research that has the potential to improve palliative and end of life care for those with cancer and/or other advanced progressive life-limiting conditions.
Marie Curie Cancer Care will be assisted by Cancer Research UK, who will administer the application process and grant funding.
What is covered
Applications are considered in the following areas
- Randomised controlled trials (RCTs)
- Symptom control in the last year of life
- Using existing knowledge to improve end of life care - implementation of existing research
- Impact of palliative care day services on quality of life of patients, carers and families
- Facilitating timely hospital discharge of people who wish to die in their preferred place of care
All types of methodologies are welcome, and methodological rigour and feasibility of the research plans will be paramount. In their proposals, applicants should cite existing relevant evidence, including any systematic reviews. Research should address issues relevant to the last year of life.
Applications are judged on the basis of scientific excellence, methodological rigour, fit with the remit and potential impact of the proposal.
Applications will be accepted from scientists, clinicians or health care workers in UK universities, medical schools, hospitals and some research institutions.
Period of funding
Funding is provided for up to 36 months (apart from trials, where longer time frames will be considered).
No set value.
How to apply
All Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Programme Project Grant applications must be made online. The deadline for applications is Friday 5 April 2013.
Applicants applying for funding to conduct a trial
Please note – applicants intending to conduct any type of trial (including Randomised Controlled Trials, Feasibility studies, Early Phase and Late Phase Trials) should select the “MC - Trial Applications - October 2013” option when logging in to eGMS. For all other types of studies, please select “MC - Project Award - October 2013”.
If you are unclear on which to select, please email Dr Andrew Clempson, or telephone 020 3469 5334. The deadline for receipt of all applications remains Friday 5 April 2013.
To discuss whether your project is within the remit of the Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Programme, please contact Dr Sabine Best (telephone: 020 7091 4144).
If you have administrative queries regarding applying to the Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Programme, please contact Dr Andrew Clempson (contact details below).