Funding to increase understanding and minimise the impact of brain tumours on those affected.
The Brain Tumour Charity reports, 'Losing Myself: The Reality of Life with a Brain Tumour' (focusing on adults) and 'Losing My Place: The Reality of Childhood with a Brain Tumour' (focusing on children and young adults), highlight issues that have the biggest impact on those affected by brain tumours. These include fatigue and/or pain control at home, physical symptoms, emotional wellbeing and social isolation.
This funding scheme aims to address these issues and improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with a brain tumour. Applications must have a direct and measurable benefit to quality of life and projects must focus on measuring and minimizing the impact that brain tumours have on people's lives.
We are seeking applications that increase our understanding of quality of life issues and could lead to a reduction in the burden of these issues. The project can focus on any part of the patient pathway from diagnosis to remission and survivorship, or end of life care.
Applications could include but are not limited to:
Funding of up to £300,000 per project for up to 3 years.
This funding should be allocated to cover direct costs for staff, including salaries (excluding Principal Applicant and PhD students), 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.
Applications are now closed and will reopen next year.
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.
Relevance to funding call
Expertise of applicants
Potential for patient benefit
Value for money
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 project ideas or need any information, please contact the Research Team.
Phone: +44 (0) 1252 418190