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Training and Fellowship awards

We currently offer a variety of different Training and Fellowship grants, please click on the relevant award below for more information on how to apply.

Unless otherwise stipulated, applications are made through our online grant application system. Guidance notes for using this service are available here.

Please download and read the Prostate Cancer UK 2014-15 Grant round FAQ.  

PhD Studentships

Call opens 29 August 2014 

Apply for a PhD Studentship

PhD studentships are available to established researchers in the UK who have a strong track record in their field and experience in supervising PhD students. The studentships will be for three years and must target one of our priority areas for research. The proposed supervisor must make the application and it is not necessary to have identified a student at this stage. Applications for more than £100,000 are unlikely to be funded without substantial justification. 

This call closes at 12pm (noon) on 21 October 2014.

For further information, please read the accompanying guidance document.   

To access our terms and conditions of award please click here (please note that these are subject to change).

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Academy of Medical Science Starter Grants for Clinical Lectureships

In partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences we provide starter grants for clinical lecturers. Awards provide up to £30,000 spread over one to two years to contribute towards directly incurred research costs such as consumables and equipment.

There is an urgent need to increase the number of high quality applications to the scheme from eligible researchers who are fighting to make a difference to men affected by prostate cancer. If you are a research-active clinical lecturer working on prostate cancer please consider applying.

Further details including full eligibility requirements are available on the  AMS website.

The scheme is administered directly by the Academy of Medical Sciences so please contact the Academy grants team directly with any queries on 020 3176 2161, or by email at The grants team also tweets about this scheme, including guidance on avoiding common pitfalls @acmedsci.

Apply for a starter grant

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Career Development Fellowships

Prostate Cancer UK Career Development Fellowships are awards of up to £750,000 to provide support for five years and is intended to provide researchers with their first chance to establish independence. The application must come from the prospective fellow and applicants will be expected to demonstrate the promise of becoming future research leaders and will have an excellent track record in their previous work.

The next round will be opening in December 2014.

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Prostate Cancer UK - College of Radiographers Clinical Research  Training Fellowship

Clinical Research Training Fellowships of up to £225,000 each are offered to provide an opportunity for high calibre radiographers (diagnostic or therapeutic) to carry out a two to three year (or up to six year part time) programme of research in the area of prostate cancer that will lead to a PhD qualification. The application must come from the prospective Fellow. Applicants must be full members of the Society of Radiographers and if successfully awarded, the Fellow must remain as a member for the duration of the award.

This call is now closed.

Please check the terms and conditions and the guidance for this round.

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Joint MRC - Prostate Cancer UK Clinical Research Training Fellowships

These jointly funded projects by Prostate Cancer UK and MRC intend to support high calibre clinical scientists in their early career development. The application and award process is managed by the MRC, more information is available on the MRC website

This call is now closed.

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Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowships

Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowships are designed to help scientific researchers with a strong track record to re-enter a scientific research career. The scheme is aimed at those who have taken a career break of at least two years for family, health or caring reasons. The awards for £65,000 are for two years on a part-time basis and include compulsory training courses on work life balance, presentation skills, media and PR skills and professional skills. Prostate Cancer UK will fund two fellowships this year for researchers looking to return to a career in prostate cancer research.

This call has now closed.

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Royal College of Surgeons Clinical Research Training Fellowship

These one year fellowships are available to subscribing fellows or members of the College who have passed the MCQ papers and will sit the final MRCS examination at this College.  The award covers salary, on-costs and some running expenses. 

The call is now closed.

For more information please visit the RCS website.

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Further information

If you have any questions regarding the awards or the application process, please contact the research team on 020 3310 7037 or email