Funding Opportunities

Grant Round Open! Worldwide Cancer Research 2021 Grant Round

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Lynn Turner
NCRI - Worldwide Cancer Research

About Worldwide Cancer Research

We are a UK based charity funding early stage, discovery research anywhere in the world.

We have a history of recognising innovative scientific ideas that have the chance to revolutionise cancer medicine. We were founded 40 years ago to support brand new avenues of research and allow scientists to take intellectual risks in exploring challenging new concepts and approaches.

If you have a novel, exciting and creative idea that could help prevent, diagnosis or treat cancer, we may be able to support you with a project grant. Since our foundation in 1979, we have invested in nearly 2,000 research projects around the world.

Many of these projects have already improved the lives of people with cancer, and others are opening entirely new areas of cancer research. However, we know there is still so much to do, and this is where you come in.

What do we fund?

We award project grants of up to £250,000 and of 12 to 36 months in length to support basic, fundamental or translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. More information about what we fund and what we are looking for in a project can be found in our Research Strategy.

How to apply

Our 2021 grant round opens on Monday 15th February. Submission period for applications opens on Thursday 4th March and submission closes on Friday 2 April. Please visit our website for more information or contact the Research Funding team at


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