This enables early-career researchers to expand their knowledge, gain new skills and network with other researchers by attending an annual residential weekend for three years. All costs associated with attending the weekends are covered.
The list below includes information on upcoming funding opportunities.
Innovators in diabetes programme
Strategic research agreements
These enable single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research. Funding is available for up to three years.
Research involvement awards
These offer researchers hands-on support with patient and public involvement, at any stage of the research cycle.
These support research to identify novel targets in the areas of neurodegeneration and dementia.
Dementia consortium funding
This supports research projects that aim to provide validation of targets for the treatment of dementia or explore the tractability of the target for drug discovery. Grants are typically worth between £100,000 and £250,000 each.
These support students wishing to embark on a career in dementia research. Awards are worth up to £91,000 each.
These support postdoctoral or other successful researchers who wish to build on a number of successful years of dementia research, and who demonstrate ambition and potential to be a leader in their research field. Fellowships are worth up to £400,000 over four years full-time or five years part-time research.
These support postdoctoral researchers who have shown promise at the start of their research career and have demonstrated a potential to be independent dementia researchers. Fellowships are worth up to £225,000 each over three years full-time or four years part-time.
These support research into the cause, cure, care or prevention of any form of dementia. Grants are worth up to £400,000 each over three years.
Multidisciplinary project award
This supports collaborations between cancer researchers and scientists from engineering and physical science disciplines. Grants are worth up to £500,000 each over a maximum period of four years.
Career establishment awards
These enable new group leaders with a salaried independent position to establish their own independent research group. Funding is provided for up to six years, or equivalent duration for part-time working, and covers salaries and running expenses for up to two posts, associated running expenses, equipment costs up to £25,000 and relocation costs up to £1,000.…
Career development fellowship
This enables scientists without a salaried independent position to set up their first independent cancer research group. The fellowship covers salaries for the fellow, one postdoctoral researcher and one technician, and associated running expenses and equipment costs over up to six years.
Senior cancer research fellowship
This enables scientists to further develop their own research programme in any area of the CRUK’s funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery. The fellowship is tenable for six years or equivalent duration for part-time working.
These support research projects addressing key questions in the field of blood cancer. Grants are worth up to £250,000 over a duration of six months to three years.
Programme foundation awards
These enable cancer researchers with a salaried independent position to further develop their research programme and build reputation as a leader. Awards are worth up to £1.5 million each for projects lasting up to six years.
Science committee programme awards
These provide long-term support for broad, multidisciplinary research where the aim is to answer questions covering basic and translational research. Awards are worth up to £2.5 million each for up to five years.
Project grants (neuro-onc, but also pain and acquired brain injury in remit)
These grants support translational research projects that address areas of large unmet need and demonstrate a clear pathway to clinical impact in diseases of the nervous system. Grants are worth up to £300,000.
Research support awards
These provide funding for research laboratories, clinical facilities, research equipment and clinical care activities related to leukaemia.
These support research on aspects of leukaemia and related haematological malignancies. Awards are available for up to three years.
These enable established researchers to carry out research that supports improvements in the prevention, detection and treatment of all forms of breast cancer. Grants are worth up to £230,000 each for one to three years.
Experimental medicine award
This support investigator-led studies for highly ambitious translational research conducted in association with a clinical trial or well-designed clinical study, with the objective of optimising treatment and maximising patient benefit.
Essential open source software for science
This supports open source software maintenance, growth, development and community engagement projects that are essential to biomedical research. Grants are worth between USD 50,000 and USD 250,000 each for one year.
Royal Society/Leverhulme Trust senior research fellowships
These fellowships enable researchers to focus on full-time research by relieving them of all their teaching and administrative duties. Fellowships include salary costs and research expenses of up to £2,500 for a period between one academic term and one year.
These enable early-career researchers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work and to advance to a more permanent academic position. The fellowship covers 50 per cent of salary costs as well as other research expenses over three years.
PhD studentship fund
This enables UK universities and research institutions to offer PhD studentships on the treatment of age-related diseases and frailty or improving health and social care for older people. Up to two awards, each worth up to £200,000, are available to cover a PhD stipend, tuition fees and an additional amount for research expenses.
These support the entire spectrum of stroke research, from prevention and risk factors through to treatment and rehabilitation in an acute setting and longer term in the community. Funding is worth up to £250,000 over three years.
These support the development of cardiovascular technologies from the proof-of-concept stage to being ready for the commercial market. Funding of up to £750,000 is available per project.
Chronic Inflammatory diseases
These support studies related to multiple sclerosis that aim to advance the society’s mission of preventing multiple sclerosis, restoring function and improving quality of life. Grants are awarded for one to five years.
Innovator awards – inflammatory bowel disease
These awards support innovative research on predicting and preventing inflammatory bowel disease. Grants are worth up to USD 200,000 each for a one-year period.
UKRI Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF): Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards 2020 - Outline Stage
The Catalysts Awards will provide approximately 20 grants per year until 2023 for academics based at UK Research Organisations to explore new, innovative, ideas with the potential to transform the physical, mental or social well-being of people across the world as they age.
Smart Ageing Prize
This 50,000 EUR challenge prize is seeking solutions that support, empower and inspire older adults to engage in entrepreneurship, for example through the creation of intergenerational teams and skills-sharing, or digital solutions to help bring to life the entrepreneurial ideas and energy of the 60+ age group.
PhD studentship fund
The Dunhill Medical Trust invites applications for its PhD studentship fund. This enables UK universities and research institutions to offer PhD studentships on the treatment of age-related diseases and frailty or improving health and social care for older people. While applications can be made for a single studentship, preference will be given to proposals which…
Mental Health/Neuro Psych
Healthy longevity catalyst awards
These support new, innovative, ideas with the potential to transform the physical, mental or social well-being of people across the world as they age. Grants are worth up to £50,000 each for up to one year.
This supports early-career scientists who are asking challenging questions that will contribute to transformative advances in mental health research as they establish their independence. Funding is worth up to £225,000 for up to three years.