Funding opportunities


Children with Cancer UK is one of the UK’s leading funders of research into childhood cancer.

We fund a broad variety of research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer and improving the outlook for young patients.

We operate a range of different funding streams, with deadlines throughout the year.

Deadlines at a glance

Funding opportunity   Launch Outline application Full application
Conference & meeting grants 28/07/2016
27/10/2016
Project grants 2016/17 June 2016  August 2016 November 2016
Post-doctoral research fellowships (provisional) Feb 2017 May 2017 August 2017
Clinical PhD/MRes studentships (provisional) Feb 2017 May 2017 August 2017
Project grants 2017/18 (provisional) June 2017 August 2017 November 2017

Now open: Grants for support of conferences and meetings

To facilitate dissemination of research findings and encourage collaboration, we provide funding to support relevant conferences, meetings and workshops.

Funding of up to £10,000 is available. There are two remaining deadlines in 2016: Thursday 28th July and Thursday 27th October.

Read more: Grants for support of conferences and meetings

Coming soon: Project grants

Our 2016/17 call for project grant applications will be issued in early June with a mid-August deadline for preliminary applications.

Through our project grant scheme we offer funding of up to £250,000 for innovative new research projects that will deliver real advances in the fight against childhood cancer.

We welcome applications for pilot projects under this scheme.

Projects funded out of our 2015/16 call will be announced shortly; if you have a query about an application that was submitted under this call, please contact Neil Meemaduma.

Read more: Project grants awarded in 2015

Coming soon: Post-doctoral research fellowships (non-clinical)

Our Research Fellowships are open to individuals working in any area of childhood cancer research, including biology, aetiology, prevention, treatment and survival. We offer five-year funding to cover salary costs and basic research costs.

Applicants must have between two and eight years’ relevant post-doctoral research experience.

Calls for Fellowship applications are usually issued in February each year, with awards made in December.

Read more: Previous Fellowship awards

Coming soon: Clinical PhD and training studentships

Our Clinical Studentships are open to clinicians wishing to develop a dual career that combines novel research with clinical practice. For PhD studentships, we offer three-year funding to support salary costs, fees, training and basic research costs. We also offer single year funding for MRes studentships.

Applicants must have completed their foundation training by the application submission date.

Calls for studentship applications are usually issued in February each year, with awards made in December.

Read more: Previous Clinical Studentship award

Stay in touch 
If you would like to be kept informed about funding opportunities, please email your details to be added to our mailing list.

Read more: Research strategy

Where your money goes

Hover over a segment for details

NCRI AMRC Fundraising Standards Board