New Investigator Committee
The New Investigator Committee has a broad remit spanning basic and translational cancer research, responsible for a number of funding schemes to support the cancer research leaders of tomorrow at all stages of their careers.
For each of the funding schemes supported by the Committee, projects are encouraged from any area of CRUK’s funding remit, with the exception of drug discovery and clinical trials.
The Career Development Fellowship offers support to outstanding early-career scientists to set up their first independent cancer research group.
The Career Establishment Award offers support to new group leaders who have a fully-funded position to establish their cancer research career.
The Senior Cancer Research Fellowship offers support to outstanding mid-career scientists to establish or further develop an independent cancer research group.
How proposals are judged
The New Investigator Committee meets twice a year to assess applications to the schemes within its remit. Applications are judged on the basis of scientific excellence, research environment, the candidate’s track record and future potential, and relevance of the research to the aims of Cancer Research UK.
Committee and panel members
Chair of the New Investigator Committee
Professor Clare Isacke - Institute of Cancer Research
Dr Jason Carroll - CRUK Cambridge Institute
Members of the New Investigator Committee
Dr Alvis Brazma - European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Dr Ferdia Gallagher - University of Cambridge
Dr Katrin Rittinger - The Francis Crick Institute
Dr Tim Somervaille - CRUK Manchester Institute
Professor Christopher Lord - Institute of Cancer Research
Professor Robertus de Bruin - University College London
Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo - University of Oxford
Professor Gitta Stockinger - The Francis Crick Institute
Professor Steve Clifford - University of Newcastle
Professor Elaine Dzierzak - The University of Edinburgh
Ms Alison Howe (Patient Representative)
Chair of the Research Travel Awards Panel
Professor Jessica Downs - Institute of Cancer Research
Members of the Research Travel Awards Panel
Professor Sonia Rocha - University of Dundee
Dr Sara Zanivan - CRUK Beatson Institute
Dr Santiago Zelenay - University of Manchester
Dr Doryen Bubeck - Imperial College London
Professor Trevor Graham - Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Yoryos Lyratzopoulos - University College London
We offer a range of fellowships, bursaries and other support to help outstanding scientists and clinicians develop their independent research careers.
We welcome expressions of interest from leading scientists, clinicians and health policy specialists who are interested in joining our community of committee and panel members.