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Applying for Research Grants

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If you would like to find out about applying for a grant, please visit our new website here.

Applications are assessed by our Scientific Advisory Committee which meets twice a year. The numbers of applications received and grants awarded are:

Grants Starting in: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Applications 475 485 453 499 620 587 606 616
Grants 74 66 68 57 52 47 49 45
Funding rate 15.6% 13.6% 15% 11.4% 8.4% 8.0% 8.1% 7.3%

AICR awards grants to support fundamental or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. We do not support clinical research.  We will consider applications that include some clinical research in a project which is mostly basic or translational.  However, completely clinical applications, such as intervention studies, clinical trials or health care delivery research are beyond the remit of AICR.  Before submitting applications that include clinical research, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact AICR for advice. 

We accept applications from non-profit research institutions anywhere in the world. Projects are for a maximum of three years and can include funding for research staff (post doctoral and/or PhD students), consumables, essential items of equipment and travel.

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