Our Scientific Advisory Committee is the body which decides which research projects we fund. It is made up of eminent cancer researchers from around the world who give up their time voluntarily to evaluate proposals and make funding decisions on our behalf.
The SAC meets twice a year, in Edinburgh, and can spend up to two days assessing the applications; discussing them in great detail and allocating them a score. Once the applications have been scored in this way, they are awarded funding in order of merit according to the score achieved. This ensures that only the highest quality applications are funded.
AICR is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). AMRC members aim to follow the highest standards of accountability in medical and health research funding, and are required to use independent peer review in the allocation of all grants and awards for research.