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Joint Cancer Research UK Immunology Project Awards

Maximum duration: up to 36 months
Maximum costs: up to £300,000
Deadline: Wednesday 7 November 2018
Partner funder: Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

What are the Immunology Project Awards?

We're working with CRUK to maximise progress in our shared priorities spanning both cancer and musculoskeletal conditions. Joint CRUK – Arthritis Research UK Immunology Project Awards will foster collaborations between researchers from both fields, and encourage researchers to share expertise, and address questions relevant to both disease areas.

Applicants must explain how their research proposal will bring patient benefit for both diseases.

Examples of proposals relevant to both cancer and arthritis that we welcome as part of this funding call are:

  • Immune metabolism.
  • Mechanisms behind adverse autoimmune events in cancer immunotherapy, such as the exacerbation of inflammatory arthritis.
  • Mechanism of action studies that explore opportunities to re-position existing drug strategies that support the treatment of cancer or arthritis.
  • Investigations that support the diagnosis, stratification or treatment decisions specific to the management of cancer or arthritis.

Who can apply?

At the time of funding, applicants must be in a post that is fully funded by the relevant national Higher Education Funding Council, the National Health Service or equivalent. This post must be guaranteed for the duration of the award.

The award cannot be used to fund part of an applicant's salary. 

Further information on eligibility criteria, can be found in section 2.2 of the application guidelines, which can be accessed via CRUK's website.

What can you apply for?

You can apply for up to £300,000. Funding lasts three years, and can be used to fund postdoctoral researchers and technical staff with associated running costs.

Further information on cost information, can be found in section section 3.4 of the application guidelines, which as mentioned above, can be found on CRUK's website.

How to apply

Applications will be administered and assessed alongside the CRUK’s Cancer Immunology Project Awards through the Science Committee. Successful applications will be jointly funded by both charities.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 7 November 2018.

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