Putting our region's cancer needs first


researcher and health professional

PhD studentship funded by North West Cancer Research & Kidscan


North West Cancer Research are the only independent cancer research charity funding quality research to benefit local people in the North West of England and North Wales. We fund pioneering research to tackle the cause, improve the care and find the cure for cancer.


Kidscan are a children’s cancer charity investing in research across the UK that is dedicated to either; improving existing treatments, developing new drug delivery systems or finding the next generation of targeted treatments. We recognise that research takes time and that’s why we also work hard to raise awareness of childhood cancer within the community in the hopes to improve survival rates through early diagnosis.


Together, North West Cancer Research and Kidscan wish to jointly fund a PhD studentship for 3-years in the area of childhood cancer. From increasing survival rates to reducing or eliminating the late effects that current treatments cause, applications should be focussed on improving outcomes for children with cancer. We are particularly interested in the area of medulloblastoma, but the call is open to other cancer types as well. These applications should demonstrate how the project could also be relevant to medulloblastoma, for example improving treatments which are also used in the treatment of medulloblastoma to increase efficacy or reduce the late effects they can cause. This funding round provides up to £75,000 for the studentship.


Applications must be submitted in line with call guidance and appendix A if required. All applications will undergo rigorous external peer and scientific review. Panel members will be available to view once confirmed.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss how your application fits this call, please contact [email protected].


Applications must be submitted by 5pm on 4th July 2022.

Download & Apply

Application Form

Download the application form for the North West Cancer Research and Kidscan PhD Studentship here. Once completed, please upload at the link below.


Studentship Application Guidance

Download the North West Cancer Research and Kidscan PhD studentship application guidance document here.


Appendix A

Download the North West Cancer Research and Kidscan PhD Studentship Appendix A document here.


Upload Your Application Here