Postdoctoral Research Bursary for Clinical Trainees
About this scheme
Applications are considered from any area of our funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery.
You should have:
- obtained a higher degree (MD/PhD) in a cancer-relevant research area.
- a national training number (NTN or NTN(A)) at the time of award
- secured protected time and salary for your research
You should not have held any previous postdoctoral fellowships.
Fellowships must be hosted in a UK University or research institute. Periods of research experience away from the host institution may be requested and must be fully justified.
Funding support is provided for:
- up to £35,000
- up to 2 years support
- research expenses and research services (e.g. statistical support, lab technician services, etc)
- travel related to the research project or collaborations
The award cannot be used to fund:
- the applicant’s salary
- course or examination fees
How to apply to this scheme
Overview of the application process
Applications for Research Bursaries are considered twice a year by the Clinical Careers Committee.
Timelines typically follow this schedule, but may vary:
|Applications open||Application deadline||Funding decisions|
|16th July 2020||17th September 2020||November 2020|
The next application deadline is 17 September. The Committee's decisions on funding will be made in November 2020.
Before making your application
If you have questions aboout the eligibility of your proposal for this scheme, or require any assistance with your applicaton, please contact the funding manager.
All applications must be made through our electronic grants management system (eGMS).
Cancer Research UK contact details
If you have questions about the eligibility of your proposal for this scheme, or require any assistance with your application, please contact the relevant funding manager.
Applications from London
Dr Marjolein Schaap
Senior Research Funding Manager
Applications from Cambridge, Manchester, Scotland, the Midlands & North England
Research Funding Manager
Applications from Oxford, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Northern Ireland & the South of England
Dr Victoria Walker
Research Funding Manager
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