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Developing a research career

Three scientists at a micrscope observing a pipette techniqueCancer Research UK has an ambitious set of goals for beating cancer. One of these is to continue to develop the next generation of researchers to take the fight against cancer into the future. 

We offer a number of different grants aimed at supporting young researchers from the early stages of their research careers right through to becoming an experienced researcher.

As well as the information here, please visit our core-funded Institutes for their current vacancies and application information.

Cancer Research UK offers limited funding to undergraduate students. However, some other organisations fund short placements.

Undergraduate opportunities

Cancer Research UK funds students to undertake research PhDs through our Institutes and Cancer Centres in the UK.

Graduate opportunities

Many researchers in Cancer Research UK laboratories are postdoctoral researchers. Find out how we fund them.

Postdoctoral researchers

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

Establishing a group

Updated: 3 February 2011