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Research grants

The Brain Tumour Charity funding opportunities are based on the key aims of our research strategy 'A Cure Can't Wait' as we aim to double survival and halve the harm caused by brain tumours.

We fund research into a wide variety of brain tumour types that affect both adults and children. We issue open calls for applications for project grants, programme grants, clinical research training fellowships and clinical trials.

We’ve been closely monitoring developments relating to COVID-19 and taking note of government guidance. We understand that this is a difficult and uncertain time for our research community and we'd like to offer as much support as we can.

The crisis is having an impact across a broad range of our activities, most notably our ability to fundraise for future grant calls. To allow us the time to properly assess this impact, we’ve temporarily suspended these. We’ll endeavour to confirm dates of future grant calls as soon as possible but we don’t anticipate this will be before September 2020. Researchers holding existing grants from us have been contacted directly and have been asked to keep us updated on the impact of COVID-19 on their research.

As the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally, we’re committed to helping the research community recover once the current crisis is over. The health and well-being of our brain tumour community, including research staff, remains our priority. Our team will continue to work to support you and will provide further updates, as necessary, as the situation evolves.

Current funding opportunities

Expanding Theories

Funding to build confidence in novel concepts and approaches.

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Clinical Biomarkers

Funding for projects to identify and implement molecular testing for those affected.

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Quality of Life

Funding to increase understanding and minimise the impact of brain tumours.

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Conferences and Workshops

Funding for scientific conferences and workshops into brain tumour research.

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Other funding opportunities

Future Leaders

Funds to support future leaders of research into the causes and treatment of brain tumours.

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Quest for Cures

Programme funding for collaborative teams with transformational research ideas

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