Early Detection Funding

Cancer Tech Accelerator Programme

Eligibility: Designed to support academic researchers developing early-stage technologies relying on data, AI or MedTech to advance the early detection, diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of cancer.
Funding period: A 9-month programme that features a three-day virtual bootcamp and three months of support and mentoring.
Funding amount: The five strongest teams will each be awarded £50,000 of non-dilutive grant funding, alongside six months of tailored mentoring to support technology validation and development.
Application deadline: 31 May 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: 15 July 2021
Funding period: up to 4 years
Funding amount: Up to £500k

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: 22nd July 2021
Funding period: Flexible; typically up to 3 year
Funding amount: Flexible; typically up to £500k

CRUK Early Detection and Diagnosis Primer Award

Career level: Early career researcher; Mid-career researcher; Established independent researcher; scientists new to ED&D and/or cancer research; Non-clinical researcher; Clinician.
Submission deadline: 8 September 2021
Funding period: Up to 1 year
Funding amount: Up to £100k

CRUK Early Detection and Diagnosis Programme Award

Career level: Established independent researcher; Non-clinical researcher; Clinician.
Submission deadline: 15 September 2021
Funding period: Up to 5 years
Funding amount: Up to £2.5million

Prevention and Population Research Programme Awards

Career level: Established independent researcher, Clinician or Non-clinical researcher
Outline application: 23 September 2021
Funding period: Five years
Funding amount: No value set

ACED Skills Exchange and Development Travel Award

Eligibility: Applicants must be named Alliance Members of the University of Cambridge. The proposal must be within the strategic remit of the Alliance for travel to another member centre. 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: 1st November 2021 and 1st February 2022

NEW! Due to the current climate and with restrictions to travel, ACED members can apply for virtual opportunities to teach a skill/technique/process.


ACED Pilot Funding Award

ACED Pilot Funding Award

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 Alliance and requires a co-applicant from another member centre. Click here for a list of ACED members at all Centres.
Funding period: Up to 12 months
Funding amount: Up to £200k
Submission deadline: To be announced for 2021/2022

ACED Project Expression of Interest

ACED Project Expression of Interest

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 Alliance and requires a co-applicant from another member centre. Click here for a list of ACED members at all Centres.
Funding period: Up to 36 months
Funding amount:
From £200k to 800k
Submission deadline: To be announced for 2021/2022 (N.B. the Project grant application is a 2 stage process)