This scheme supports pilot studies that explore and develop novel concepts that may eventually lead to significant improvements in clinical outcomes, including quality of life, for people with brain tumours.
We also welcome proposals that explore innovative approaches that could fundamentally change our understanding, diagnosis, and/or management of brain tumours.
This scheme aims to 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.
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.
Call open: 25 June 2018
Application deadline: 03 September 2018
Funding decision: 11 March 19
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 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.
Please see our Expanding Theories Guidance Notes, below, for more information.
Proposals should address a key, unresolved area in brain tumour research that could lead to a shift in the concepts or methods that drive the field
The project should be exploratory in nature and employ novel concepts, approaches or methods with innovative aims
The applicants must be appropriately trained and well suited to carry out the planned studies
It is not essential for the Lead Applicant to have experience in brain tumour research; however there must be suitable collaborative arrangements with experts in this area
The scientific rationale must logically support the proposed study
The proposal must also expect meaningful results to support or reject the original hypothesis within the two year time frame
The project must challenge existing paradigms or develop new methodologies or technologies and have the potential for further investigation
If you would like to discuss project ideas or require any additional information, please contact the Research Team.
Phone: +44 (0) 1252 418190