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 scientific remit of the Alliance and they must be in collaboration with at least one other ACED Centre.
Funding amount: Up to £40k per award to cover a visit of up to 4 months (no minimum length).

Submission deadline:

  • Wednesday 19th August 5pm for submission of an X5 and science proposal to the Research Operations Office (ROO) followed by 28th August for the final application to be submitted for Cambridge Member Centre sign off. Send your application to Dr Wendy Alderton for submission to CRUK and, where you are Lead Applicant 1, for Prof. Rebecca Fitzgerald’s signature (the grants will not be submitted to CRUK if the ROO has not signed off). You are also required to read this Briefing Note and submit this Due Diligence checklist with your application form. Please be aware that the ROO requires a 4 week's notice of any grant submissions, this should go via your department finance and grants administrator.
  • To streamline future funding applications for ACED grants there will be a common submission deadline across all ACED Member Centres.
    The future dates are Mon 7th December 2020, Mon 15th March and Fri 17th September 2021 - more details to follow.

Due to the current climate and with restrictions to travel, ACED members can apply for virtual opportunities to teach a skill/technique/process. Applicants are eligible to be reimbursed for any costs associated with running the training (e.g. online platform, distribution of any training materials, etc.). Researchers are not eligible to be reimbursed for their salary if their salary is covered full time by their academic institution (according to CRUK’s policies of funding salaries). If researchers choose to do so, they can include in their application a request for a bursary for training/career development opportunities (courses, conferences, workshops, etc.) for the following amounts: up to 20 hours of training eligible for a £1500 ($2000 USD) bursary and up to 40 hours/£3000 ($4000).

Please approach your departmental research grant contacts for the X5 as soon as possible and allow at least a week before the deadline for submission to ROO. If you have affiliates outside the 5 ACED Centres who will receive funding from us please allow more time.

  • You only need to submit an X5 for the Cambridge only costs for the grant, not ACED Centre partner costs. However, if you have affiliates outside of the ACED Centres then these will need to be added to the X5
  • Even if you are not the lead on the grant, you still need to submit the X5 for Cambridge costs and the science proposal to the ROO and to Wendy Alderton for information

Click here for the ACED Skills Exchange and Development Travel Award Guidance
Click here for the ACED Skills Exchange and Development Travel Award application form
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If you have any questions please contact Dr Wendy Alderton, Early Detection Programme Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1223 762588