Costs guidance

Our grants typically only fund direct research costs. This guidance is intended to help you understand which costs can and can't be changed to our grants.

This document provides general guidance, and in some instances the acceptability of costs may vary. When you are applying for funding, additional costs guidance may be provided in the application guidelines for the specific funding scheme you are applying to. If you are successful in your application, you will receive a Grant Award Letter (GAL) which sets out allowable costs.

If you require any further guidance on the acceptability of costs, please contact grants.helpline@cancer.org.uk or tel. 0203 469 5452.

 

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Acceptable costs

 

Conditionally acceptable costs

 

Acceptability dependent on grant type

 

Unacceptable costs

Rates for PhD expenses

For Grant Award Letters sent on or after 1 April 2018

 

 

 

Indexation

Total (4 years)

Stipend

Outside London

£19,000

0%

£76,000

 

Inside London

£21,000

0%

£84,000

Running expenses

Years 1-3

£13,500

2%

£48,478.55

Year 4

£6,750

2%

Fees

Years 1-4

£4,195

2%

£17,290.15

Overall 4-year total

Outside London

£141,768.70

Inside London

£149,768.70

 

For Grant Award Letters sent between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 (inclusive)

 

 

 

Indexation

Total (4 years)

Stipend

Outside London

£19,000

0%

£76,000

Inside London

£21,000

0%

£84,000

Running expenses

Years 1–3

£13,500

1.75%

£48,323.50

Year 4

£6,750

1.75%

Fees

Years 1–4

£4,195

1.75%

£17,225.64

Overall 4-year total

Outside London

£141,549.13

Inside London

£149,549.13

For Grant Award Letters sent before 1 April 2017

 

 

 

Indexation

Total (4 years)

Stipend

Outside London

£19,000

0%

£76,000

Inside London

£21,000

0%

£84,000

Running expenses

Years 1-3

£13,500

2%

£48,478.55

Year 4

£6,750

2%

Fees

Years 1-4

£3,900

2%

£16,074.27

Overall 4-year total

Outside London

£140,552.82

Inside London

£148,552.82