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).

Upcoming submission deadlines: 1st November 2021 and 1st February 2022.

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 are eligible for a £1500 ($2000 USD) bursary and up to 40 hours/£3000 ($4000).

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

Please read the FAQs. The application process is outlined below:

A. Alert your departmental grants and finance administrator that you will be submitting an ACED grant as they will need to inform the ROO, who are currently requiring 4 week alerts on all grant submissions.

B. By 5pm on the day of the deadline send finalised application form to your grants/ finance administrator, who will submit this and your completed X5 to ROO. At the same time submit the application from to Wendy Alderton ( for review by Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald. Signatures from your co-Leads should be in place at this time, but host institution approval signatures will not be.

C. Please read the Briefing note (on the Documents page) for the Cambridge lead of the ACED grant being submitted and send it to Wendy Alderton ( by the same deadline as submission.

D. When you receive approval of your X5 and application by ROO send this to Wendy Alderton. Send the final form with all signatures in place and letters of support of the institution you are visiting to Wendy Alderton (either pdf or word) for the submission to CRUK.

E. The Programme Manager of your ACED Member Centre will then submit your final application to CRUK.

If you have any questions please contact Dr Wendy Alderton, ( Detection Programme Manager.