Cancer Research UK recently launched a new Research Strategy, a key component of which is to develop the cancer research leaders of tomorrow. To help deliver this goal they are launching a new funding scheme, the Programme Foundation Award, which provides support for exceptional mid-career researchers to become world-leaders in their field. The Award provides multi-year funding for ambitious individuals with an excellent track record to develop their independent research group. The introduction of this award demonstrates CRUK’s continued commitment to supporting researchers at all stages of their careers.
Applications are now invited for the first round of funding. The first deadline for outline applications is 2 September 2014, with funding decisions made in April 2015. Subsequent applications will be considered twice a year by the Science Committee, with outline application deadlines in February and August each year.
More information is provided in the attached CRUK_programmefoundationAward flyer and full details are available on the website www.cancerresearchuk.org\funding-for-researchers\our-funding-schemes\programme-foundation-awards. All potential applicants should contact the CRUK office to discuss their eligibility and CRUK are happy to discuss potential applications from those who are unsure if they meet the eligibility criteria.
If you have any questions about this scheme, please contact Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone her on 020 3469 6126.
If you are interested in applying to this scheme then please contact the RKEO team.