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Clinical research career awards

Scientist in a surgical mask working with a pipette and a petri dishCancer Research UK is committed to developing the next generation of leaders in cancer research. If you are a clinician committed to combining research with clinical practice then our funding schemes and career opportunities can help you achieve your goals. We welcome applications from anyone whose research is relevant to preventing, diagnosing or treating cancer.

We fund opportunities at all clinical career levels from Research Bursaries to Senior Cancer Research Fellowships.

The Research Bursaries for clinicians and professions allied to medicine allow applicants to be freed from clinical duties to pursue a short period of academic research. Funding of up to £25,000 is available.

More about Research Bursaries

Our Institutes and Centres run training fellowship programmes for clinicians who wish to pursue a higher degree (PhD). The fellowships typically provide funding for your salary and research consumables.

Find a Research Training Fellowships

These fellowships provide four years' research support and salaries to enable successful fellows to make the transition from doctoral research training to an independent clinical academic post.


More about Clinician Scientist Fellowships

Cancer Research UK offers a variety of grants and fellowships to researchers, whatever your experience. 


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Updated: 9 September 2010