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This page contains information about funding streams and events relevant to childhood cancer research.

Whilst we endeavour to keep this page up to date, information is subject to change and you should visit the websites of the organisations concerned to confirm deadlines and other information.

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Childhood Cancer 2017

Childhood Cancer 2017 will take place on 18th & 19th September 2017 in Newcastle.

The meeting will focus on translational research for patient benefit. Further details will be published shortly

Email to be kept informed of plans for Childhood Cancer 2017 and other research news.


Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC)

GOSHCC’s mission is to enhance Great Ormond Street Hospital’s ability to transform the health and wellbeing of children and young people, giving them the best chance to fulfil their potential. Their research strategy puts the child, and the adult they will become, at the centre – focusing to deliver stratified medicine for children with rare and complex conditions.

Find out more: GOSHCC research grants

Action Medical Research

Action Medical Research focuses on child health to include problems affecting pregnancy, childbirth, babies, children and young people. The charity supports a broad spectrum of research within child health with the objective of: preventing disease and disability; and alleviating physical disability. Their emphasis is on clinical research or research at the interface between clinical and basic science.

Find out more: Action Medical Research research grants


Bloodwise funds research into leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related conditions. Their portfolio includes long- and short-term funding of laboratory-based research, career development awards and clinical trials.
(Formally Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research).

Find out more: Bloodwise research grants

Bone Cancer Research Trust

The Bone Cancer Research Trust funds research into primary bone cancers, particularly osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma. They are interested in any research that can improve outcomes for patients. They have a number of different award schemes including small grants, pump-priming grants, project grants and research fellowships.

Find out more: Bone Cancer Research Trust - how to apply for a grant

Brain Research Trust

Neuro-oncology is one of three current priority themes for the Brain Research Trust, who now fund throughout the UK.

Find out more: Brain Research Trust research grants

The Brain Tumour Charity

The Brain Tumour Charity funds adult and paediatric research across tumour types and issues open calls for applications for its project grants, programme grants and clinical trials.

Find out more: The Brain Tumour Charity research grants

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK funds research that has the potential to improve survival for people with cancer. They offer several different types of funding schemes covering a range of research areas as well as career stages.

Find out more: Cancer Research UK research grants

Neuroblastoma UK

Neuroblastoma UK funds UK or ROI-led research that will benefit children with neuroblastoma. They run a grant round every two years. The deadline for their 2016 call has now passed.
(Formally The Neuroblastoma Society).

Find out more: Neuroblastoma UK research grants

Sarcoma UK

Sarcoma UK funds research into all types of sarcoma. They support projects in basic, translational and clinical research.

Find out more: Sarcoma UK research grants


SPARKS fund medical research which advances clinical understanding and treatment of conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be. They support research that is likely to have clear clinical application in the near future.

Find out more: SPARKS research grants

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