Funding for researchers


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We support outstanding research

We invest in exceptional scientists and can support you throughout your career.

We fund individual projects and fellowships, large-scale team science programmes, multidisciplinary collaborations and international consortia. 

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Our research strategy

Making discoveries. Driving progress. Bringing hope.

Our strategy shapes how we'll discover more about how cancer develops and progresses to unlock new and better ways to prevent, detect and treat it. 


Research opportunities

We fund research across four primary objectives – discovery, detection, prevention and treatment – to build a deeper understanding of every aspect of cancer that will ultimately lead to longer, healthier lives. 

Our cross-cutting approach

We also fund multidisciplinary research that spans our four key objectives.  Access the support you need to maximise the impact of your research in these areas.


Our world-class research network

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Hunting for the future: the collaboration giving liver cancer researchers hope

Two leads of the HUNTER project chat immunobiology, biobanking and why only an international collaboration will shift the needle on liver cancer.

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How the Global Talent Visa can help attract the best and brightest researchers

Sue Russell, our Senior Policy and Governance Manager, takes us through the Global Talent Visa and tells us why this is a useful route for researchers.

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Catherine Winchester: Research with integrity – making a statement

Hear about annual research integrity statements and how to use them to find out invaluable insight into your integrity activities.

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