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Research Innovation Fund

***This funding call is now open for applications***

The aim of the Pancreatic Cancer UK Research Innovation Fund is to encourage and support truly unique and innovative research into the causes, treatment and detection of pancreatic cancer and the support for those with it.

The seed funding scheme will provide short-term investment to address research questions and hypotheses that are truly innovative in their objectives and/or means of delivery. The focus of the work can be in any field or area of research which, in short or long term, may one day improve the quality of life of people with pancreatic cancer. The proposed studies should be underpinned by rigorous methodological approaches, world class research expertise and high quality research facilities.

Where: A not-for-profit UK research institution
Funding available:  Up to £100,000 per project
Duration: 12-18 months 

Before you apply:

All applicants are strongly encouraged to refer to the Guidance for Applicants and FAQs before completing their application. Specifically, applicants should ensure that their proposal aligns with Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Statement of Innovation included at the start of the ‘Guidance for Applicants’ document.

All potential applicants and their Host Institutions should ensure that they have also reviewed Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Terms and Conditions, which set out the standard terms applicable to Research Innovation Fund grants funded by Pancreatic Cancer UK.

All the relevant documents can be found below.

How to apply:

To submit your application for funding, please complete the Research Proposal Template (updated 1st September 2020) and email it to research@pancreaticcancer.org.uk 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.

Key dates for the 2020-21 Research Innovation Fund:

Deadline for applications: 1pm, Tuesday 10th November 2020
SAB Meeting: May 2021
Outcome: June 2021
Project start date: From 1st September 2021

 Please note: applications must be submitted and in its entirety by the deadline above. You will not be able to submit applications after this deadline and we are unable to enter into discussion about the submission of late applications. 


For more information or for any enquiries, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer UK Research team on research@pancreaticcancer.org.uk or 020 7820 6705.

Key documents