Guidance Notes - Expanding Theories
Detailed guidance on applying for an Expanding Theories Award.
Funding to build confidence in novel concepts and approaches.
This funding opportunity is designed to promote innovative approaches that could fundamentally change our understanding, diagnosis, and/or management of brain tumours. The goal of this award is to develop novel concepts that may eventually lead to significant improvements in clinical outcomes, including quality of life, for people with brain tumours.
The awards are designed to allow exploration of theories with the potential to open new avenues of investigation. Projects funded through this scheme should be pilot awards. It is intended that the scheme will allow the generation of sufficient data to support applications for larger scale projects to national/ international funding organisations.
Funding of up to £60,000 per year, for up to 2 years can be requested. The expectation is that the funding will lead to and support applications for larger scale projects to other national/international funding organisation.
The 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 applicant's institution. Funding can be allocated to co-investigator institutions with agreements put in place between all partner institutions.
Open: January 16th, 2018
Deadline: March 19th, 2018 (5pm, GMT)
Biomedical Scientific Advisory Board meeting: September 2018
Awards announced: October 2018
All applications must have input from those affected by brain tumours as early as possible, preferably during scoping of the project. 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.
Applications must be submitted online through our online portal: proposalCENTRAL
Relevance to brain tumours
Novelty of approach
Expertise of applicants
Feasibility of project
Potential impact on the field
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 (SAB) alongside lay representatives of people affected by brain tumours.
If you would like to discuss your application or need any information, please contact the Research Team.
Phone: +44 (0) 1252 418190