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Pilot Awards and Project Grants

Prostate Cancer UK with funding from the Movember Foundation is now calling for applications for Pilot Awards and Project Grants.

Please click on the relevant award below for more information on how to apply:

Applications for all of the above schemes must be made through our online grant application system. Guidance notes for using this service are available here.

Please also download and read the Prostate Cancer UK 2014-15 Grant round FAQ for further information.

Pilot Awards

Opening on 30 April 2014, closing 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 We particularly welcome proposals looking at:

  • 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

More information on these highlights is available in the grant round guidance notes.

Prostate Cancer UK Pilot Awards are available to researchers who have a good track record in their field and wish to open up a new line of investigation in their research group. The award will provide up to £50,000 for up to two years to support a defined project exploring a novel hypothesis, which addresses one of the three Prostate Cancer UK research priority areas.

Applications which focus on the highlighted areas above must also address one of the research priority areas and will be prioritised in this round.

Applications addressing one or both of these highlight notices will not be judged separately from other applications or receive an artificial uplift. However our Research Advisory Committee will be made aware of the strategic importance of these areas to the charity.

Please download and read the guidance notes before completing your application form.  Please also download and read our terms and conditions of award (NB/ these terms may be subject to change).

For more information on our research grants programme see our FAQ document, or contact the research team on research@prostatecanceruk.org.

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

 

Project Grants

Opening on 30 April 2014, closing at 12 noon on 9 July 2014.

Prostate Cancer UK Project Grants are awards for up to five years which are available to established researchers who have a strong track record in their field, wishing to undertake a research project which targets one of our priority areas.  We particularly welcome proposals looking at:

  • 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

More information on these highlights is available in the grant round guidance notes.

Please download and read the guidance notes before completing your application form.  Please also download and read our terms and conditions of award (NB/ these terms may be subject to change).

For more information on our research grants programme see our FAQ document, or contact the research team on research@prostatecanceruk.org.

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

 

2014 Targeted call – A risk assessment tool for prostate cancer

Opening on 6 May 2014, closing at 12 (noon) 27 May 2014.

We are opening a new targeted call in 2014 to specifically address the need for the development of a more effective tool that combines a suite of known risk factors to give a more useful indication of a man’s risk of prostate cancer.

Our vision is that research funded through this targeted call, which will be part-funded through our partnership with the Movember Foundation,  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 new award will be for up to 3 years and a maximum of £1.5m is available for an established UK based researcher with a strong track in this field.  We anticipate funding a single large, collaborative project rather than a large number of smaller projects.

The corresponding guidance notes contains detailed information about the eligibility criteria.  Please download and read the guidance notes before completing your application form. 

Please also download and read our terms and conditions of award (NB/ these terms may be subject to change).

For more information on our research grants programme see our FAQ document, or contact the research team on research@prostatecanceruk.org

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

 

Further information

If you have any questions regarding the awards or the application process, please contact the research team on 0203 310 7037 or email research@prostatecanceruk.org.