Early Detection Funding

WT Developing Concept Fund and MRC Confidence in Concept fund – Calls Open

The MRC Confidence in Concept fund is intended to accelerate the transition from discovery research to translational development projects by supporting preliminary work or feasibility studies to establish the viability of an approach. These awards pump-prime the translation of novel therapeutics, devices and diagnostics, including repurposing of existing therapies towards clinical trials. We are particularly keen for funding to support research which will provide sufficient data for successful applications to follow on funding, including the MRC DPFS or industry collaborations.

The Wellcome Trust Developing Concept Fund is aiming at an earlier stage of translational research, with a view to having sufficient evidence to support an MRC CiC award in the future. It is also aiming to enable collaborative links to be forged at an early stage either with industry or across disciplines, e.g. physical sciences with clinical medicine.

We envisage that funding will not normally exceed £30,000 (WT DCF) or £70,000 (MRC CiC) for projects up to 6 months or 9 months respectively.

To find out more about these funding opportunities and to get an application form, please contact Cathy Boucher (cats@admin.cam.ac.uk :WT DCF) or Estelle Bernard-Fichet (translation@medschl.cam.ac.uk :MRC CiC).

If you are intending to apply, your registration of interest must be received at the very latest by 10am Friday 7th September 2018 and full applications must be submitted by 5pm Wednesday 19th September 2018.

CRUK Early Detection Primer Award

Career level: Early career researcher; mid-career researcher; established independent researcher; non-clinical researcher; clinician
Submission deadline: 20th September 2018
Funding period: Up to 1 year
Funding amount: Up to £100k

Early Detection Programme Award

Career level: Established independent researcher, Clinician or Non-clinical researcher
Preliminary submission: 25th September 2018
Final submission:17 January 2019
Funding period: Up to five years
Funding amount: Up to £2.5 million

Early Detection Project Award

Career level: Early career researcher, Mid-career researcher, Established independent researcher, Clinician or Non-clinical researcher
Submission deadline: 29 November 2018
Funding period: up to 4 years
Funding amount: Up to £500k

CRUK Early Detection OHSU Project Award

Career level: Early career researcher, Mid-career researcher, Established independent researcher, Clinician or Non-clinical researcher
Research area: Biomarker research, Clinical trials, Pre-clinical research, Imaging research, Statistics and methodology or Cancer biology
Submission deadline: 17th January 2019
Funding period: Up to 2 years
Funding amount: Up to £250k + $300k for OHSU-based researchers

CRUK Early Detection OHSU Spark Award

Career level: Early career researcher, Mid-career researcher, Established independent researcher, Clinician or Non-clinical researcher
Research area: Biomarker research, Clinical trials, Pre-clinical research, Imaging research, Statistics and methodology or Cancer biology
Submission deadline: 17th January 2019
Funding period: Up to 1 year
Funding amount: Up to £20k + $20k for OHSU-based researchers