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Managing your grant

We are accountable to our supporters and so it is crucial that we regularly monitor the progress and outcomes of research we fund and can show how it is helping to defeat brain tumours. This section outlines our requirements from you as a grant holder.

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Keeping us updated

Aside from formal grant reporting each year, we require that you let us know as soon as possible about any significant developments relating to your grant. These include, for example issues such as delays, challenges or significant changes to the study methodology; staffing changes including the loss or recruitment of any staff to the grant, whether temporary or permanent, including maternity or sick leave; publications i.e. acceptance or progress towards acceptance of any publications arising from the work; intellectual property arising from the research.  

Advance notification of potential publications in this way gives our press team notice to raise awareness of our (and your) work to a wider audience. 

Full details of grant requirements are provided in the grant conditions and your award letter.


Grants are paid quarterly in arrears against actual costs. Your institution should submit an invoice including the grant reference number, invoice period and cost breakdown by award letter cost categories to finance@thebraintumourcharity.org or by post. Any invoice queries should go to research@thebraintumourcharity.org

No Cost Extension request form

NCE form – DOCX

To apply for a no cost extension to your grant please download this form and submit to research@thebraintumourcharity.org  You will need to detail your progress to date and explain how/ why your project has been changed or delayed.

Reporting outcomes

Progress reports

We require you to submit progress reports annually via email prior to the anniversary of your grant start date. An extra report is requested part way through the final year of the grant as well as a final report at the end of the grant. When we request a report we provide a form on which to complete it. Reports are considered by our Scientific Advisory Boards and Trustees. We will only continue to support the project if they consider that satisfactory progress has been made. Further details of progress reports may be found in the Grant Conditions.


Researchfish is an online Research Outcomes System that enables a researcher to report once across multiple funders Research outputs only need to be input once and can then be attributed to different grants from different funders. This enables instant and accurate reporting, allowing funders to easily track and evaluate the outcomes of the research they fund whilst saving researchers duplication of effort for different funders. Please be aware that we can only see information researchers have attributed to one of our grants. We will use the information grant holders provide to evaluate and report on the impact of the research we fund and to inform our research strategy.

What you will need to do

Once you are awarded a research grant from The Brain Tumour Charity we will add you to our Researchfish account and you will automatically receive an email from Researchfish. You then need to use the link in the email to register on the Researchfish site and build your profile and research portfolio. You or one of your delegates can add, edit and delete entries and attribute these to awards you hold, or to one of your CVs.

We will continue to ask for data to be submitted via Researchfish after your project has finished in order to gain a realistic view of what has been achieved and leveraged through the funding.


You can find out more about Researchfish and how it works at www.researchfish.net

For technical queries please contact the Researchfish support team at enquiries@researchfish.com. For any other queries please email research@thebraintumourcharity.org

Further information

If you would like to discuss your existing grants, project ideas or need any other information please contact the Research Team.
E-mail: research@thebraintumourcharity.org
Phone: +44 (0) 1252 418190