Radiation Research Network costs guidance

Applicants to the CRUK RadNet Centres of Excellence funding call should refer to this additional costs guidance alongside our general costs guidance.

Funding tiers

Radiation Research Centre (RRC)

Radiation Research Unit (RRU)

Up to £750,000 per year

Up to £5 million per year

We expect the RRCs to provide supportive infrastructure, capabilities and expertise that will underpin applications for substantial response-mode funding (programmes, trials etc) of an international standard. CRUK RadNet funding will directly be expected to:

  • Develop cutting-edge research infrastructure and capabilities as a platform to deliver innovative radiation research

Funding leveraged through other means and subsequent network support would be expected to enable RRCs to:

  • Support and train the radiation researchers of the future (across a breadth of disciplines) in a supportive environment
  • Develop a critical mass of cutting-edge, hypothesis driven discovery and translational radiation research across a number of themes and indications
  • Build a translational research pipeline, with opportunity for reverse translatione (RRC)

We expect the RRUs to integrate supportive infrastructure, capabilities and expertise with a critical mass of internationally recognised radiation researchers. CRUK RadNet funding will directly be expected to:

  • Develop cutting-edge research infrastructure and capabilities to deliver innovative radiation research
  • Support and train the radiation researchers of the future (across a breadth of disciplines) in a supportive environment
  • Develop the radiation research capacity in the UK via recruitment of world-leading experts
  • Develop a critical mass of internationally leading, hypothesis driven discovery and translational radiation research across a number of themes and indications
  • Build a translational research pipeline, with opportunity for reverse translation

Allowable costs

 

1 Funding for PIs and their research groups is eligible for one cycle of support (5 years for senior investigators and 6 for fellowship-equivalent investigators) and renewable via existing CRUK competitive response-mode funding routes e.g. Programme Foundation or Programme Awards; funding should not be used to replace, substitute for, or as an add on to existing CRUK programmatic/fellowship funding. CRUK will work with RRUs to define appropriate packages of support (number of posts etc) for individuals based on their career stage as defined by our competency framework and existing guidance.

2 Salary costs for senior investigators or equivalent will only be accepted as part of a recruitment package. These must be tiered to decrease annually, and the Host Institution must provide full salary support within 5 years. Requested costs should model anticipated recruitment timing and tapering of CRUK salary support.

3 Radiation Research Units can request funds to support non-clinical PhD studentships.  A fixed stipend is available for all CRUK-funded PhD students, requests for any other funding amounts will not be accepted (see costs guidance). PhD studentships funded through the CRUK-RadNet Centre of Excellence Award must be guaranteed support for four years and will be expected to receive appropriate training and support.

4 You may allocate a small proportion of funding to hosting meetings/workshops to support the goals of the individual Centre of Excellence. These meetings should be meaningful and add value to the proposal. Funds to co-ordinate sites within CRUK-RadNet and share learnings and outputs with the wider research community will separately be made available and should not be included within the proposal.