This step-changing scheme will fund the future leaders of scientific research into brain tumours. Over 12 years, this scheme could provide the right researcher with up to £1.6 million in funding and the support needed to set up their own lab.
We have established this funding to support and encourage the future leaders of scientific research in the brain tumour field. We will identify excellent early stage non-clinical researchers and provide support so they can establish themselves as leading researchers in our field.
Grant call opens: 08 April 2019
Stage 1 application deadline (LOI): 24 June 2019, 5pm (BST)
Stage 2 full applications invited: September 2019
Stage 2 full applications close: Mid-October 2019
Funding decision: March 2020
The scheme runs in three parts (Postdoctoral Fellowship, Junior Fellowship and Senior Fellowship), with only those entering the scheme as postdoctoral fellows eligible for the subsequent grants.
Up to six postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded, for an investment of up to £60,000 each per year for three years. The initial application is to be made by a strong mentor who will guide them through this initial term.
After three years these postdoctoral fellows will be invited to submit an application for a four year Junior Fellowship, totalling up to £480,000, to support themselves and a research associate in a host laboratory. During this time, fellows should develop as independent researchers and begin to build their own groups.
In the third stage of funding, successful fellows will be invited to apply for a five year Senior Fellowship, totalling up to £1million, to support the applicant and a small research group. This senior post MUST be at a UK university or institution.
We encourage a change in host institution and mentor at each stage to facilitate the applicant’s development into a fully independent group leader.
All rounds will be competitively assessed and applicants will be interviewed, either in person or via video conferencing.
To obtain input from those affected by brain tumours, we strongly recommend that applicants access our Research Involvement Network (RIN) for public and patient involvement. In order to receive feedback from the RIN, please allow for a minimum of three weeks turnaround time.
Potential of the Fellow
Expertise of Mentors
Potential for patient benefit
Value for money
The Brain Tumour Charity is a member of the
Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and adheres to its principles of peer review. All applications will be considered by our Biomedical Scientific Advisory Board (Biomedical SAB) alongside lay representatives of people affected by brain tumours.
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To apply for the Future Leaders grant, please click the button below and complete the application process.
If you would like to discuss your application or need any information, please contact the Research Team.
Phone: +44 (0) 1252 418190