Worldwide Cancer Research (AICR)

Convocatoria "abierta"
caduca en menos de 30 días
Entidad convocante:
Worldwide Cancer Research
Projectes de recerca
Plazo FSJD:
The maximum budget permitted is £250,000, but it should be noted that most of the 3-year grants have a budget of less than £200,000.


3-year grants to support fundamental or translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer.

The goal of the Worldwide Cancer Research (formerly known as AICR) is to support research that might in future help reduce the incidence of cancer or improve cancer survival. The grants to support fundamental or translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. We do not prioritise any field of research within this; we welcome research that draws on epidemiological, behavioural and clinical data to provide a starting point for a new avenue of research. Multidisciplinary or discipline-hopping projects are encouraged where this helps stimulate innovation.

WCR does not support clinical research, including clinical trials, patient care, nursing or healthcare delivery research. It also does not support other types of applied cancer research such as policy, public health or psychosocial research.

Proposals that contain a small clinical element as an essential part of a basic or translational research project are often permitted, but you are advised to contact WCR for advice before submitting your proposal. More information can also be found in our application handbook.


1-3 years


Project grants are awarded to a single researcher, known as the Principal Investigator (PI)

The PI must be employed at a recognised, non-profit research institution anywhere in the world. Honorary contracts and emeritus positions are usually acceptable.

The PI is usually be a PhD-qualified tenured or tenure-track research group leader. Other suitably qualified persons, e.g. medical doctors, with appropriate research experience may also apply as the PI. Post-doctoral researchers with more than three years postdoctoral research experience at the time of application are also eligible to apply for a grant.

The PI must have a contract of employment that will last for at least the duration of the grant requested, or be able to show evidence that their current contract would be extended if the grant were awarded

A research group can only submit a single application to Worldwide Cancer Research once a year.

The above rule only applies to PIs. You can be PI on one application and a co-applicant or collaborator on other applications at the same time

A research group can only submit one application per grant round

Other senior researchers who would be substantially involved in managing the project can be included as co-applicants. Coapplicants should be at senior post-doctoral level or above and do not need to be at the same institution.

Please check the detailed eligibility requirements in section 2 of the Application Handbook.


The proposal must be signed by your Head of Department and for the Institution's Finance Management.

Submissions open on March 4th. The number of applications will be capped at 500.

In case of interest, contact with FSJD Research Department.