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Discovery Programme Foundation Awards (UK cancer research)

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The Discovery Programme Foundation Awards from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) support excellent mid-career researchers to develop their independent research group. Research expertise covered in these projects may include

  • biomarker research
  • pre-clinical research
  • radiotherapy research
  • imaging research
  • cancer biology
  • engineering
  • physics
  • mathematics
  • chemistry

Applicants may apply for up to 1.5 million for up to 6 years to cover salaries for researchers and technical staff, PhD Students (stipend, fees and running expenses), running expenses and equipment. On completion of a Programme Foundation Award, recipients are expected to be in a competitive position to apply for a Discovery Programme Award.

Preliminary submissions are due on April 11, 2024 and final submissions are due on June 26, 2024.

Full application due:
June 26, 2024

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