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
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
Successful applicants in this round of funding were each
awarded a grant of up to around £75,000 for one-year, with the
expectation that these will lead to and support applications for
larger scale projects to national/international funding
Who can apply to the Research Innovation Fund?
*THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED*
We expect to run the second round of the Research Innovation
Fund in 2013 with applications opening in September or October with
a closing date in early January 2014.
Applications are accepted from 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.