Case studies of senior research programme leaders

Read advice on applying for funding from some of our current grantees with a range of backgrounds and expertise. For each researcher featured you'll find an overview of their career path, plus details of the funding scheme they successfully applied to.

Fiona Gilbert
Fiona shared her experience of building collaboration in early detection research, and applying for funding from our Early Detection Programme Award.

Eithne Costello
Eithne talked to us about building international efforts to detect pancreatic cancer earlier, and how she applied for funding to investigate some of our highest priority topics.

Helen Reeves
Helen shared her advice on applying for an Accelerator Award, and how she assembled the international team that is tackling a hard-to-treat cancer.

Andrew Mellor
Andrew talked to us about returning from America, attracted by the opportunity to apply his immunology expertise to cancer problems.

Richard Gilbertson
Richard told us about coming home to the UK to become director of our CRUK Cambridge Centre.

James Spicer
A clinical lead in early-phase trials, James shares his advice for applying for our Drug Development Projects.

Gerard Evan
Gerard shares his experience and advice as a successful Science Committee Programme Awardee.

Mark Saunders
Consultant clinical oncologist Mark gives advice as an Early Phase Trial Grantee.

Phil Jones
A clinician scientist and director of studies, Phil shared his experience of applying for a Science Committee Programme Award.

Tim Elliott 
A professor of biochemistry, Tim talks about the timelines involved in applying for a Science Committee Programme Award.

Christian von Wagner
Christian gives his advice as the recipient of a Population Research Project Grant.

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