Conferences and workshops

Funding for brain tumour research scientific conferences and workshops

Following on from the launch of our research strategy 'A Cure Can't Wait', we are setting up a scheme to support conferences and workshops.

This scheme is designed to fund scientific conferences and workshops that will inspire innovative research in these key areas and drive progress in the field, bringing us closer to understanding brain tumours and achieving our strategic goals.

Purpose and scope

We are now seeking applications for researcher-led scientific conferences and workshops that will facilitate:

Collaboration between members of the research community

Discussion between interdisciplinary researchers or healthcare workers

New partnerships between research and industry

The identification of key barriers which need to be overcome if we are to progress research in this field

A focus on improving quality of life


Funding of up to £5,000 per event is available. Applications for more than £5,000 can still be requested but will take longer to review. Funding will be allocated to cover direct costs, including venue hire, travel and accommodation.

Prior to the conference or workshop, 80% of the funding will be allocated, with the final 20% given on receipt of a scientific report following the event.

Application process

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are now only being accepted through proposalCENTRAL and not via paper/email submission

There is no deadline for this call and proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Applications must be submitted online through our portal: Please take the time to get familiar with the site and start filling in your profile.

Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

Alignment with The Charity's goals as highlighted in our Defeating Brain Tumours strategy

The potential to bring together leading researchers across different disciplines to discuss new approaches to brain tumour research or the potential to bring together leading health care practitioners and improve service delivery or implement best practice in the UK

The potential to initiate and develop future work and collaborations

The feasibility of the event and its value for money

Eligibility Criteria

  • All applications must address at least one of the priorities highlighted in our Charity Strategy 'Defeating Brain Tumours'. Applications which do not fit the strategic priorities of The Charity will not be funded
  • The Principal Investigator can be based anywhere in the world
  • The event can take place anywhere in the world
  • Applications for the same event taking place over multiple years will be accepted
  • A Charity representative must be allowed to attend the full meeting. We also reserve the right to a speaking slot in the event
  • Key dates

    The call will be open for applications throughout the year and decisions will be made within eight weeks following the receipt of applications.

    Further information

    For all queries relating to research funding and to be added to the distribution list for funding announcements please contact the Research Team at or on 01252 418 190.

    Please note: applicants should not, under any circumstances, directly approach Trustees or committee members in connection with their (or another's) research application.