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Population Research Committee (PRC) Project Grants

Project grants provide support for a defined piece of work with objectives that can be achieved in the time specified. Applications are judged on the basis of scientific excellence, innovation, relevance to cancer research and potential impact on policy and practice.

What is covered

  • Clinical and public health epidemiology (excluding primary and secondary prevention studies involving medical interventions, e.g. vaccines and chemoprevention)
  • Educational and behavioural research in areas of prevention, screening and early diagnosis
  • Proposals considering clinical trials methodologies or statistics
  • Proposals considering secondary physical effects of treatment

Applications are judged on the basis of scientific excellence, innovation and relevance to cancer research.

Eligibility

Applications will be accepted from scientists, clinicians or health care workers in UK universities, medical schools, hospitals and some research institutions. In addition, all applicants for Project Grants must have at least three years post-doctoral experience or equivalent, or a tenured post.

Period of funding

Funding is normally provided for up to 36 months.

In exceptional circumstances, and where justified by the research proposed, applications for project grants for more than 36 months duration may be considered. All such applications must be discussed with the office before submission.

Shorter time periods will also be considered, if this is appropriate to the particular project.

Funding value

No set value. Funding decisions are made on the basis of scientific merit. Individuals submitting applications above the level of £100,000 per annum are advised to contact Dr Anne Helme (contact details below.)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted via our electronic Grants Management System (eGMS). See How to apply for more information and to submit your application via eGMS. Please note that applications are only fully submitted to Cancer Research UK once approved by your host institution administrators.

Support on preparing your application is available through your regional Research Design Service (RDS). Click here to access your regional RDS.

Submission deadlines

Preliminary submissions Final submissions Committee review
N/A 20 Jun 2014 Nov 2014

Additional notes

The Population Research Committee will also consider applications for endorsement. Please contact the office first if you are interested in applying via this route to discuss your project proposal.

Applications for PhD studentships on project grants will not be considered.

Please note that deadlines are final and we cannot accept applications after 5 pm on these dates. Applications will be processed in the order they are received up to the maximum quota for any one meeting. If the pre-set quota is reached before 5 pm on the deadline date applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

The Population Research Committee will only accept applications for additional arms to, or sub-studies for, existing trials, if the parent trial has been funded or endorsed by a Cancer Research UK Funding Committee or adopted by the NCRN.

Other details

Review committee:
For enquiries related to this funding scheme, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3469 5442
Updated: 29 April 2010