Early Diagnosis Advisory Group Project Grants
About this scheme
Applications are accepted from UK-based researchers in universities, medical schools, hospitals, research institutions, as well as advocacy organisations, where there are appropriate academic links. Collaborations, including international ones, are encouraged.
EDAG provides project grants to support short term policy-relevant research that will significantly add to the evidence base and have potential to impact earlier cancer diagnosis. We welcome proposals that:
- Set agendas, e.g. highlighting the importance of primary care in early diagnosis
- Use innovative, multidisciplinary and rapid approaches using pre-existing data sources where necessary
- Explore issues or inform policy and strategy, e.g. investigating the potential impact of broadening the scope of the Faster Diagnosis Standard (FDS)
- Generate evidence supporting implementation of new policy or interventions
- Monitor the impact of policy change, e.g. assessing the impact of the NICE guideline (NG12) update
Other applications related to early diagnosis may be within the remit of the Early Detection Research Committee.
How to apply to this scheme
If you would like to submit an application to this call, please contact email@example.com for an expression of interest form. Only expressions of interest submitted in the EDAG form will be considered.
If your expression of interest form (3 pages max) is accepted by the committee after the triage process, you will then be instructed to open an application on our online grants management system eGMS.
Before submitting a full application, please read the EDAG application guidelines.
|Expression of Interest||
30th March 2020– 11am
1 August 2020
|Notification of Funding Decision||
|Expected Project Start Date||
January - March 2021
What makes a successful application
The EDAG Committee will judge your proposal on:
- A strong policy need for the work and strong application to fulfil this need
- Clear pathway between project outputs and policy impact, including strength of dissemination
- Proximity to effecting clinical outcomes, and specifically effecting a shift in stage at diagnosis
- Timeliness of project and results
- Its strategic importance
Active Targeted Research Briefs
Our Patient and Public Involvement Toolkit for researchers is your resource for planning and carrying out involvement activities.
Funded projects and outputs
Find out more about the research we fund
We have a range of funding opportunities catering for a broad research community at all career stages and in any research field which can impact on earlier detection and diagnosis of cancer.