apply for funding

How to apply for funding

North West Cancer Research provide funding for project grants, key posts and equipment grants. If you are interested in funding for fellowships, studentships, PhDs or Centre funding within our area, please contact the Chief Executive Officer, Alastair Richards for further information. 


Project grants

Our funding round is now open and grant applications will need to be received by Monday 8 October 2018. Applications received by that date will be reviewed by our Scientific Advisory Group when it meets on January 2019.

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 demonstrable 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.

Projects should be up to three years in length.

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 advisory group, which is made up of internationally acclaimed scientists. A minimum score of five is required for the application to be funded.

Please ensure that an electronic version of the completed application form is sent to research@nwcr.org

Before completing and submitting an application, please ensure that you have read and understood the project grants guidance notes. If your project involves the use of animal testing, please ensure that you also complete the required appendix which can be downloaded here.

We cannot guarantee funding for any application submitted.

 

 

 

 

 


Equipment grants

The next equipment grant deadline is Friday 16 November. Paperwork is available below.

North West Cancer Research accepts applications for equipment grants to fund new, multi-use equipment for cancer research. We will accept proposals for the Charity to fund up to £50,000 although matched funding is also expected from the University. Equipment grants are for the benefit of cancer research at our funded universities:

  • University of Liverpool
  • Lancaster University
  • Bangor University
  • Chester University

Once a grant application is received Trust Officer, Maureen Catton, 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. We cannot guarantee funding for any application submitted.

Please ensure that an electronic version of the completed application form is sent to Maureen Catton

Before completing and submitting an application, please ensure that you have read and understood the equipment grant guidelines.


Short Impact Project Grants

North West Cancer Research is delighted to announce a new round of grant funding for projects which will take up to 1-year and which will research ways in which cancer can be reduced or treated. Grants will be awarded for projects costing up to £100,000 in the following areas:

  • Research which looks at ways of promoting early diagnosis
  • Research which focuses on cancer awareness
  • Research which looks at the promotion of factors such as diet and exercise
  • Research which tests clinical practice changes which could improve treatment outcomes; and
  • Research which seeks to understand the experience of cancer patients.

Applications are welcomed from public sector bodies, charities, academic institutions and other not-for-profit organisations who may also operate within cooperative partnerships. Applicants should consider how impact would be delivered and should also consider independent validation of their results. Chosen studies may also be promoted by NWCR.

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

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 review panel to identify the best projects. We cannot guarantee funding for any application submitted.

Please ensure that an electronic version of the completed application form is sent to research@nwcr.org before the deadline of 5 pm on 22 October 2018. Before completing and submitting an application, please ensure that you have read and understood the project grants guidance notes.


 

 

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