Funding opportunities for early detection and diagnosis

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 diagnosis of cancer.

Our funding covers early detection and early diagnosis and is designed to support a broad portfolio of research across the pipeline from discovery research to translational research and innovation which has potential for a real population-level impact through policy or clinical practice.

If you are unsure where your research would best fit, please contact our Research Managers.


Funding for early detection and diagnosis research

Early detection and diagnosis (ED&D) research seeks to to detect and diagnose consequential precancerous changes and cancer at the earliest possible point at which an intervention might be made, reducing the burden of late-stage disease. It can involve discovery, pre-clinical, translational and clinical science which is mindful of the clinical and population context. 


Early Detection and Diagnosis Programme Awards
Support and encourage established researchers to perform large, integrated and renewable research programmes which have the potential to transform early cancer detection

Early Detection and Diagnosis Project Awards
Support and encourage specific research projects that aim to have a significant impact on how and when cancer is detected.
Early Detection and Diagnosis Primer Awards
Support researchers at all stages to develop early, novel and outside-the-box ideas and collaborations to build and make progress in the Early Detection field.
Early Detection Innovation Sandpit and Awards
Catalysing new multidisciplinary collaborations through an intensive and interactive sandpit event, and supporting new ideas with seed funding.


Research career development opportunities

Research Careers

We're committed to supporting the next generation of cancer researchers and we have opportunities for you wherever you are in your career, whether you're new to the lab or growing your fully fledged independent research group.

We have a broad range of fellowships, bursaries, job opportunities and studentships to cater for your situation, whether you're an academic researcher or a clinician scientist, and whether you require a fully funded fellowship or grants to advance individual projects.