Research Innovation Fund
One of Pancreatic Cancer UK's contributions to
tackling the issue of underfunding in pancreatic cancer research is
in the form of the Research Innovation
The Fund is intended to spur creative and cutting edge
ideas and approaches in pancreatic cancer, including those
successful in other areas of cancer that have justifiable promise
for pancreatic cancer.
We invite applications for innovative approaches to the biology,
treatment and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. We are particularly
interested in supporting early stage pilot projects for better
non-invasive methods, especially imaging, in the early detection
and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and for the identification of
individuals at high risk of developing the disease. Researchers
from outside the immediate field of pancreatic cancer but with
innovative proposals relevant to our objectives are encouraged to
apply, especially as part of a collaborative effort.
This investment forms part of our 'Smart Research" Strategy
which focuses on making the most impact on saving lives, with
limited resources, and also our commitment to fund research
that is truly innovative and of the highest quality.
Through the development of our Scientific Advisory Board
which has membership drawn from leading scientists from across the
world, we can be confident the research we fund is the best.
First round funding - 2012
To find out more about the individual grants awarded
- amounting to nearly £0.5 million - in the first
round of funding, please visit current
Second round of applications now open - 2013/14
The second round of the Research Innovation Fund 2013/14 is now
open for applications.
A total of £½ million is available for the second round of the
Research Innovation Fund in 2013/14 Successful awards will be
funded for up to £75,000 for up to 12 months, with the expectation
that these will lead to and support applications for larger scale
projects to national/international funding organisations.
Applications are open to not for profit research groups and
organisations led from the UK but where collaborative proposal are
made, collaborators may be from outside the UK.
The application process for this scheme is administered by
Cancer Research UK. Find out how to
The closing date for all applications is Monday 27th
For specific enquiries please email: Harriet.Unsworth@cancer.org.uk