Future Leaders Fund
Our Future Leaders Fund aims to build critical mass and support the research leaders of the future in both clinical and non-clinical disciplines. Find out who is eligible, how to apply and application submission deadlines.
We are committed to attracting new research talent and retaining expertise within the field. Our Future Leaders Fund aims to build critical mass and support the research leaders of the future in both clinical and non-clinical disciplines. In 2017, we launched our new Future Leaders Academy which was supported by the Fund.
The Future Leaders Academy scheme provides funding for a group of at least five PhD students to undertake research focusing on pancreatic cancer in one organisation or a group of strongly linked, collaborative institutions. The award will support high-calibre graduates to undertake a series of projects in one or more area of pancreatic cancer research. The exact projects that each student will undertake may not be known at this stage but the theme, broad research areas to be addressed and overall vision of the Academy should be made clear in the research proposal.
Where: Within one or a collaborative group of not-for-profit UK research institution.
Who: Funding will be awarded to one outstanding Academy Director, working with a team of investigators. This team will be responsible for the training and supervision of the Academy Future Leaders.
Funding available: A total of up to £625,000 is available to meet the following costs: Up to £15,000 per year available for running costs including consumables, travel, dissemination, animal costs and equipment.
Duration: Up to 4 years
Applications for this scheme are now closed.
Before you apply
For more information about the eligibility criteria for this round and detail on the key areas to address in the application, please read the guidance notes.
All potential applicants and their Host Institutions should ensure that they have reviewed Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Terms and Conditions, which set out the standard terms applicable to all research grants funded by Pancreatic Cancer UK.
How to apply
To submit your application for funding, please complete the application form (updated 8th May 2019) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before the application deadline.
All applications for funding will be subject to a rigorous review process as detailed in our guidance notes for applicants. Final funding recommendations will be made by our international Scientific Advisory Board.
For any queries relating to this fund, please email or call the research team on 020 7820 6705.