Early Detection Funding

Evelyn Trust Medical Research Grants

The Evelyn Trust is a grant-making charity supporting medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. Each year they make grants of up to £250,000 totalling between £500,000 and about £1.5 million.

Applications are sought for clinical research projects (especially for newly established / early career researchers seeking to obtain their first funding), and for projects which enable medical support staff and teams to achieve a step-change in service. Projects must have a clear view through to the bedside.

Closing date: 30th November 2021

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Early Detection Funding

Applications are currently open to the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme, for projects or studies on 'Early detection of disease'.

The EME Programme invites applications to evaluate novel diagnostic interventions which aim to detect disease earlier than conventional techniques, in patients presenting with history or symptoms suggestive of disease. It's a partnership between the MRC and the NIHR.

Application Deadline: 1pm on 7th December 2021

CRUK Early Detection and Diagnosis Project Award

Career level: Early career researcher, Mid-career researcher, Established independent researcher, Clinician or Non-clinical researcher
Submission deadline: 8 December 2021
Funding period: up to 4 years
Funding amount: Up to £500k

ACED Skills Exchange and Development Travel Award

Eligibility: Applicants must be a researcher at an ACED Member Centre, applications will be accepted from Alliance researchers regardless of career stage (except PhD students who are not eligible).

Click here for a list of ACED members at all Centres and to view the ACED Strategy Overview.

Funding amount: Up to £40k per award to cover a visit of up to 4 months (no minimum length).

Submission deadlines:
* "Intent to submit" form - Friday 10th December 2021.
* Completed applications - 5pm, Monday 10th January 2022.
Applicants are advised to read the guidance and application form in the first instance.

NEW! Due to the potential for ongoing Covid-related restrictions to travel, Awards are anticipated to be completed at any time during the period from 1st May 2022 to 31st May 2023. ACED researchers can also apply for virtual opportunities to include costs for running training or request funding for related training/career development opportunities.

Prevention and Population Research Project Awards

Career level: Early career researcher; mid-career researcher; established independent researcher; non-clinical researcher; clinician; industry researcher
Submission deadline: 15th December 2021
Funding period: Flexible; typically up to 3 year
Funding amount: Flexible; typically up to £500k

Prevention and Population Research Programme Awards

Career level: Established independent researcher, Clinician or Non-clinical researcher
Outline application: 10th March 2022
Funding period: Five years
Funding amount: No value set

ACED Pilot Funding Award - Understanding disease progression for early detection

Eligibility: Applicants must be named Alliance Members and Group Leader/PI or equivalent at the University of Cambridge. The proposal must be within the scientific remit of the "Understanding Disease Progression for Early Detection" call and requires a co-applicant from another member centre. The deadline is 24th January. Click here for a list of ACED members at all Centres.
Funding period: Up to 12 months
Funding amount: Up to £200k

Submission deadlines:
* Intent to submit: 20th December 2021
* Completed applications: 24th January 2022

ACED Project Funding Award - Understanding disease progression for Early Detection

Eligibility: Applicants must be named Alliance Members and Group Leader/PI or equivalent at the University of Cambridge. The proposal must be within the scientific remit of the "Understanding Disease Progression for Early Detection" call and requires a co-applicant from another member centre. The deadline is 24th January. Click here for a list of ACED members at all Centres.
Funding period: Up to 36 months
Funding amount:
From £200k to £1million

Submission deadlines:
* Intent to submit: 20th December 2021
* Completed applications: 24th January 2022

N.B. In a change to the previous process there is no longer an Expression of Interest stage and full Project submissions are invited by this deadline.