We are seeking innovative approaches to address the critical questions that could present a paradigm shift for brain tumour research or use unexplored paths to allow for new discoveries to be made.
Funding for collaborative discovery teams with transformational research ideas. The scheme aims to bring benefits to patients faster by acknowledging the importance of interdisciplinary team approaches in accelerating the understanding and translation of discoveries.
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: October 2019
Funding decision: March 2020
Funding of up to £1.5 million per programme over five years is available.
Multidisciplinary teams should be formed from the most talented and promising researchers across institutions to address the issues and utilise technological advances across fields. The creation of the multidisciplinary team should facilitate research which would not be achievable without such a collaboration.
This funding for pre-clinical studies aims to:
This funding should be allocated to cover direct costs for staff, including salaries, consumables and publication costs. Requests for capital / infrastructure will not be considered since it is expected that this will be available at the Lead Institution as well as all partner organisations. Grants will be awarded to the Principal Investigator's institution. Funding can be allocated to co-investigator institutions with agreements put in place between all partner institutions.
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 3 weeks turnaround time.
Innovative and transformative research
Collaborative and multidisciplinary emphasis
Potential for patient benefit
Milestone and goal-driven approach
Value for money and communication plans
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 Quest for Cures: Collaborative Discovery Teams 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