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Pancreatic Cancer UK Future Leaders Academy

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.

We have funded nine future leaders to date and you can read more about their work here.

This year we funded pancreatic cancer researchers of the future through two mechanisms: our own funding round, through which we will be establishing the Future Leaders Academy, and through co-funding with the MRC under its Clinical Research Training Fellowships scheme.

More details about our Future Leaders Academy can be found below. Information regarding the Clinical Research Training Fellowship scheme can be found here.

Under the Future Leaders Academy we will provide up to £500,000 funding to one outstanding UK research institution to support at least four PhD students to undertake research relating to pancreatic cancer. The exact projects for the students could be related to a variety of fields of expertise, however the themes of research and the training package for any of our capacity-building grants need to be very clearly defined.

Applications are submitted under the leadership of one Academy Director with a team of Investigators who will be responsible for the training, mentoring and development of the Academy Future Leaders.

Funding is available for fees and stipend, with up to £15,000 per year available for running costs including consumables, travel, dissemination, animal costs and equipment.

Key dates:

Closing Date

SAB meeting


Launch of FLA

1pm on Tuesday 4 October 2016

February 2017

March 2017

November 2017


For any queries relating to the fund please email research@pancreaticcancer.org.uk or contact Leanne Reynolds (leanne.reynolds@pancreaticcancer.org.uk or 020 7820 6705).