This scheme supports the identification, validation, and implementation of clinical biomarkers that bring us closer to an early and accurate diagnosis, and/or inform the management of brain tumours.
Studies may make use of the samples and infrastructure brought about by funded clinical trials, to go beyond the primary and secondary endpoints and generate new knowledge around clinical biomarkers.
Up to £100,000 per year for up to five years can be requested.
To obtain input from those affected by brain tumours, we strongly recommend that applicants access our Research Involvement Network (RIN). In order to receive feedback from the RIN, please allow for a minimum of 3 weeks turnaround time.
Call open: 25 June 2018
Application deadline: 03 September 2018
Funding decision: 11 March 2019
Call open: 07 January 2019
Application deadline: 18 March 2019
Funding decision: September 2019
Applications must be submitted online through our Grant Management Portal:
Please see our Clinical Biomarkers Guidance Notes, below, for more information.
Please take note of, and allow sufficient time for, the approval steps required to complete the submission process. We cannot guarantee late submissions will be accepted.
Projects must have a sound approach and methodology in order to address the questions raised
Proposals that make use of the infrastructure and/or samples, already in use for a funded trial, are strongly encouraged
Projects must be statistically powered so results are significant and meaningful
The applicants must be appropriately trained and well suited to carry out the planned studies
Projects must articulate a clear pathway leading to patient benefit as well as the anticipated impact and likelihood of achieving an early and accurate diagnosis
Applications with a clear path to clinical or practical application will be strongly favoured
Applicants must demonstrate how their findings will be taken up and funded by the NHS following The Charity's investment
Projects must demonstrate that the funds requested are essential for the work and how these represent value for money
If you would like to discuss project ideas or need any information, please contact the Research Team.
Phone: +44 (0) 1252 418190