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Wordlwide Cancer Research (former AICR)


The goal of the Worldwide Cancer Research (formerly known as AICR) is to support research that might in future help reduce the incidence of cancer or improve cancer survival. The grants support fundamental or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer. This remit is usually interpreted conservatively.
WCR does not support clinical research, including clinical trials, patient care, nursing or healthcare delivery research. It also does not support other types of applied cancer research such as policy, public health or psychosocial research. Proposals that contain a small clinical element as an essential part of a basic or translational research project are often permitted, but you are advised to contact the Head of Research Helen Rippon (HelenR@worldwidecancerresearch.org) for advice before submitting your proposal. Submissions open on 1st April 2015. Worldwide Cancer Research accepts applications for funding twice a year (April and October).


A research group can only submit a single application to Worldwide Cancer Research once a year.
The PI will usually be a PhD-qualified tenured or tenure-track research group leader.
Post-doctoral researchers with more than three years postdoctoral research experience are also eligible to apply for a grant.
Post-doctoral applicants who are not yet independent researchers must name their group head as co-applicant on the grant.
Applicants without a PhD who have equivalent research experience may also be considered, but we ask that you confirm your eligibility by emailing the Head of Research before you start preparing your application.
The PI must have a contract of employment that will last for at least the duration of the grant requested, or be able to show evidence that their current contract would be extended if the grant were awarded.
Please check the full set of eligibility requirements at section 2 of the application handbook.


24 April 2015, by 17:00hrs (British Local Time)

IISPV Deadline

10 April 2015 (Please, contact upi@iispv.cat before that date)


The maximum budget permitted is £250,000, but it should be noted that most of the 3-year grants have a budget of less than £200,000.



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