Accelerator Award

The Accelerator Award enables translational research by funding cross-institutional teams to produce tools, platforms and resources which will transform the research landscape.

Key information

Open to
Senior researchers at centres in the UK, Italy and Spain
Research area
Translational research
Next deadline
10 January 2019
Funding available
Up to £5 million
Funding period
5 years

Scientific remit

The purpose of the Accelerator Award is to enable progress in translational cancer research through the development of tools, platforms and skills that form the foundations of such research. We fund ambitious programmes which typically have multiple strands. These may include:

  • Producing datasets, tissue banks, cell lines or models
  • Developing methods, protocols, software and standards
  • Training, skills and knowledge sharing

Our partnership

Cancer is a global health issue, which is why we partnered with AIRC and FC AECC, the principal cancer research charities in Spain and Italy. Our Accelerator Award is helping researchers share skills and resources for maximum patient benefit across borders.

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In partnership with

A partnership between CRUK and Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (AIRC) and Fundación Científica de la Asociacion Española Contra el Cáncer (FC AECC)