apply for funding

How to apply for funding

North West Cancer Research provide funding for project grants and equipment grants. 

Project grants

Researchers within the North West of England and North Wales are invited to apply for project grants twice a year. We provide funding for three main research areas:

  • Basic
  • Translational
  • Preventative 

The research we fund must have a direct impact on people within North West England and North Wales and principal investigators must be based within our regional footprint. We will invest in researchers at every stage of their career to develop the cancer researchers of the future.

The types of project grant funding available include:

  • Project grants
  • Studentships (BSc, MSc, MRes and PhD)
  • Personal funding (Fellowships)
  • Centre grants

As members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) all applications are subjected to peer review by external reviewers who are experts in the particular area of research. Each application will then be scored out of six by our scientific committee, which is made up of internationally acclaimed scientists. A minimum score of five is required for the application to be funded.




Project grant applications received on Monday 3 April 2017, are now being processed and will be reviewed by our Scientific Advisory Group on Wednesday 12 July 2017. 

The next grant application deadline will be on Monday 2 October 2017. Paperwork will be available in due course.


Equipment grants

North West Cancer Research accepts applications for equipment grants to fund new, multi-use equipment. We will accept proposals up to £20,000 including match funding. Equipment grants are for the benefit of cancer research at our funded universities:

  • University of Liverpool
  • Lancaster University
  • Bangor University

Once a grant application is received Trust Officer, Jennifer Higgs, will then send an application out to relevant trusts to acquire funds. Please provide as much information regarding the equipment in lay terms as you can. Please note we cannot guarantee funding for any application submitted.

The next deadline for equipment grants is Friday 19 May 2017 at 17.00.

 Before you apply please ensure you have read and understood the Equipment Grant Guidelines. To submit an equipment grant application please download and complete the Application Form, before sending it to the relevant contact named in the grant guidelines.





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