Detall de la convocatòria


Objectiu de la convocatòria
3-year grants to support fundamental or translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer.
Característiques principals
WCR supports research that seeks to answer the difficult questions in cancer biology. We are looking for innovative and truly novel ideas that have the potential to revolutionise our understanding of cancer and how to beat it.
We award project grants to support basic, fundamental or translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. We do not prioritise any field of research within this; we welcome research that draws on epidemiological, behavioural and clinical data to provide a starting point for a new avenue of research. Multidisciplinary or discipline-hopping projects are encouraged where this helps stimulate innovation.
The research described in your application should be a discrete, hypothesis-driven project, achievable within the duration of the support requested.
WCR does not support clinical research, including clinical trials, patient care, nursing or healthcare delivery research. It also does not support other types of applied cancer research such as policy, public health or psychosocial research.
Proposals that contain a small clinical element as an essential part of a basic or translational research project are often permitted, but you are advised to contact WCR for advice before submitting your proposal. More information can also be found in our application handbook.
Lloc de presentació
El personal de l'IMIM i PSMAR que necessiteu més informació adreceu-vos a:
Servei de Recerca. C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88. 08003-Barcelona. Tel.: 93.316.04.00.
Carol Barnwell: [email protected] Ext.: 1670
Marta López: [email protected] Ext.: 1576
Convocatòria (URL)
  • Project grants are awarded to a single researcher, known as the Principal Investigator (PI)
  • The PI must be employed at a recognised, non-profit research institution anywhere in the world. Honorary contracts and emeritus positions are usually acceptable.
  • The PI is usually be a PhD-qualified tenured or tenure-track research group leader. Other suitably qualified persons, e.g. medical doctors, with appropriate research experience may also apply as the PI. Post-doctoral researchers with more than three years postdoctoral research experience at the time of application are also eligible to apply for a grant.
  • The PI must have a contract of employment that will last for at least the duration of the grant requested, or be able to show evidence that their current contract would be extended if the grant were awarded
  • A research group can only submit a single application to Worldwide Cancer Research once a year.
  • The above rule only applies to PIs. You can be PI on one application and a co-applicant or collaborator on other applications at the same time
  • A research group can only submit one application per grant round
  • Other senior researchers who would be substantially involved in managing the project can be included as co-applicants. Coapplicants should be at senior post-doctoral level or above and do not need to be at the same institution.
    Please check the detailed eligibility requirements in section 2 of the Application Handbook.
  • Dotació
    The maximum budget permitted is £250,000, but it should be noted that most of the 3-year grants have a budget of less than £200,000.
    1-3 years
    The proposal must be signed by your Head of Department and for the Institution's Finance Management.
    Submissions open on March 1st. The number of applications will be capped at 500.