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NWCR & Tenovus PhD Studentship Award

We invite applications from principal investigators, with a track record of successful PhD supervision, to submit proposals for this jointly funded research award. NWCR and Tenovus Cancer Care (Tenovus) seek to fund a health services PhD research award which will aim to impact cancer policy or practice through the targeted area of psycho-social oncology.

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Research proposals should address the interactions between the physical, psychological, social and behavioural aspects of the cancer experience for the cancer patient and care-givers.

This is an open call, but projects must seek to provide evidence to impact the cancers that are significant to the combined population of the two Charities – the North West of England and Wales. 

In line with our shared strategic objectives applications which provide evidence and impact in the area of early diagnosis or multi-morbidities are encouraged.

Applications that seek to build capacity within the combined regional geography of the two Charities are also welcomed.

We strongly encourage collaborative working between research groups to support this award.

PhD studentship grants are awarded for up to three years with a maximum funding budget of up to £75,000

All applications will undergo rigorous external peer and scientific review.

Closing time and date 5pm, Monday 22nd June 2020.


Download Ethical Review Appendix A here 

A full definiton for Psychosocial Oncology can be found by clicking here.

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Application Guidance

Please download and refer to the the guidance document when completing your application form.


Application Form

Please download the application form, complete and submit by 5pm on 22nd June 2020, in a single document (docx or pdf).



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