Funding for novel cancer research ideas - RCUK


Funding for novel cancer research ideas

The Pioneer Award is a unique funding scheme, from Cancer Research UK, for higher-risk, novel ideas with the potential to be game-changing research projects. It provides funding of £200,000 over two years and is open to all careers stages (including Post-doctoral researchers) across all disciplines.

You don’t need vast amounts of data to apply. Instead the diverse Pioneer Award Committee of innovators – including Billy Boyle, Co-founder and CEO of Owlstone Medical - will review all applications, focusing on the potential imapct of your idea. 

Upcoming deadlines for 2017

24 April

4 September


It’s easy to apply with just a brief, 2-page proposal to summarise your innovative idea. The Pioneer Committee then anonymously judge the proposals, the best of which are invited to pitch.

If you have a revolutionary idea, submit your brief proposal and within four months you could have the funding to set it in motion.

Find out more about Pioneer Award and how to apply by visiting the website.