Prostate cancer cells

What we want to fund next

Prostate Cancer UK calls for research proposals which aim to address our key priority areas for research:

  • Identifying men at highest risk of developing clinically significant prostate cancer;
  • Distinguishing aggressive prostate cancer from indolent disease;
  • Finding new, targeted treatments for advanced prostate cancer;
  • Survivorship

Please see our Research Strategy for further details on these priority areas. Further details may also be found in our Frequently Asked Questions document.  


Training and Fellowship awards

The next round of the Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers scheme is currently open -  find out more.

All other training and fellowship grant rounds are currently not open.  Information about any future award schemes will added to this page in due course.

Find out more about our training and fellowship awards.


Project Grants and Pilot Awards

Prostate Cancer UK with funding from the Movember Foundation, announces that the next round for Pilot and Project grants opens on 30 April 2014 and will close at 12 noon on 9 July 2014.

We welcome applications from established researchers within the UK - who have a strong track record in their field - to undertake innovative science which addresses (at least) one of our research priority areas.  In this round we will be prioritising the following highlights:

  • Research that seeks to understand the difference in prevalence and outcomes for prostate cancer in African and African Caribbean men compared to men from other ethnic groups
  • Research into survivorship, specifically focussed on the side effects and late effects of prostate cancer, including those caused by any prostate cancer treatments

This call closed at 12 (noon) on 9 July 2014. 

Find out more about these schemes funded by the Movember Foundation


2014 Targeted call – A risk assessment tool for prostate cancer

One of the major challenges facing men in the UK today is that there is no reliable, widely applicable, easy way to assess their individual risk of developing prostate cancer. Without such a tool it is impossible to develop screening, monitoring and treatment regimes that are tailored to a man’s personal risk of developing the disease.

Through this targeted call, which will be part-funded through our partnership with the Movember Foundation, we seek applications from UK-based researchers to fund research that seeks to address this knowledge gap. Our vision is that this research will deliver a tool backed by appropriate evidence that is ready for widescale clinical implementation through NHS primary care within a 5 year timescale. Ultimately, the aim of a new risk assessment tool should be to reduce unnecessary biopsies and treatment and increase the number of men whose prostate cancer is detected and treated early.

This call closed at 12 (noon) on 27 May 2014.

Find out more about this scheme.

If you have any queries about our research strategy or the above calls for proposals please email us at