Cancer Research UK: New Pioneer Awards funding scheme

Cancer Research UK has announced a brand new funding scheme: The Pioneer Award. These awards will fund research into truly innovative, ground-breaking ideas with the potential to lead to new discoveries or approaches that will help us better understand, prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. Funds will enable research into ideas with the potential for high reward to beat cancer sooner.

All investigators are welcome to apply, no matter where you are in your career or occupation. Successful awards will be:

  • judged by a uniquely assembled Pioneer Award Committee
  • processed using a fast, concise application method
  • value: up to £200,000 over two years.

​Applications can be made all year round, and will be judged anonymously by the Committee. All that’s required is an idea that could lead to the next major breakthrough in cancer research.

If you think you have a pioneering proposition, check out the application guidelines and contact the Research Funding Team

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