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Research Grants

The Brain Tumour Charity’s research funding opportunities are based on the key aims of our research strategy ‘Accelerating a Cure’ as we strive to double survival and halve the harm caused by brain tumours.

Accelerating a Cure is now available here.

We fund research into a wide variety of brain tumour types that affect both adults and children. We are planning to issue open calls for applications into basic research, translational research and interventional quality of life research at varying levels. 

If you would like to receive a notification of future funding opportunities as they become available please register here. If you have any other questions please contact us at or on 01252 418190.
As the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally, we’re committed to helping the research community recover from wide-ranging effects of the pandemic. The health and well-being of our brain tumour community, including research staff, remains our priority.

Grant Rounds – active

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact across a broad range of our activities, most notably our ability to fundraise for future grant calls. We are now beginning to return to research funding in a strategic way. The current funding rounds are outlined below and this will be updated with new grant call dates as soon as possible.

Examples of other grant rounds we have run are detailed further down this page.

Quest for Cures

Funding for collaborative programmes of research, with a view to the clinic.

Future Leaders

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

Conferences and Workshops

Funding for scientific conferences and workshops for research into brain tumours.

Expanding Theories

Funds to build evidence for investigations that have only early results so far.

Paediatric Clinical Trial

There is a huge need for more effective, less harmful treatments for children affected by high grade brain tumours. 

Essential reading

There are documents you must read before applying to any of our grant rounds. These include, but are not limited to Grant Conditions and Finance Guidelines. These documents can be found by following the link below. 

Essential reading

Grant Rounds 

The grant rounds described below are not currently available, but may be activated in the future. Some of the grants funded through these schemes, in previous years, are still running.

Clinical Biomarkers

Supporting the identification, validation, and implementation of clinical biomarkers.

Quality of Life

Research to improve life for people affected by a brain tumour diagnosis

All applications should be submitted through our grant portal. If you need help creating or accessing your account please contact the Research Team on

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