Prevention Research Network Award (UKPRP)

About this scheme

Key information

Career level
Established independent researcher
Industry researcher
Health professional
Non-clinical researcher
Research area
Cancer prevention
Funding period
Up to 4 years
Funding amount
£100k per year
Network Awards will build a community of researchers and users around a broad NCD primary prevention research challenge and support interdisciplinary networking

The Principal Investigator (i.e. the leader of a network) must be based at the lead organisation, which should be one of the following:

  • UK Higher Education Institutions
  • Research Council Institutes
  • Independent Research Organisations

UKPRP Network Awards provide funding for:

  • Primarily for meetings/workshops, the Principal Investigator’s time and a Network Administrator’s salary. Administrative costs associated with the activity of each network should be included.
  • Some limited support for pump priming activities to cement collaborations and provide proof of concept. 
  • Additional funding to be sought from other grants, including the UKPRP’s consortium award.

PhD students and research assistants are encouraged to participate in network activities but are not funded by the grant.

How to apply to this scheme

The next call for this scheme will open later in 2019.

The Medical Research Council will administer the call for proposals.

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