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The secondary spread of breast cancer, or metastasis, is currently an incurable condition which claims the lives of almost 12,000 breast cancer patients each year in the UK.
Against Breast Cancer are funding research to address the diagnostic and treatment challenges posed in the metastatic breast cancer field, with a special interest in the glycobiology involved. We hope to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients.
In line with our research strategy, Against Breast Cancer fund research in 3 areas;
- Prevention: Including understanding which diet and lifestyle factors impact risk of recurrence or spread of secondary breast cancer
- Detection: To develop better tools for the earlier diagnosis of secondary breast cancer
- Therapies: To develop more effective treatments for secondary spread, ultimately a vaccine
Funding Grants Available
Against Breast Cancer may offer two types of funding grant;
- Seed grants of less than £50,000 and for a term of less than 1 year
Seed grants are awarded for innovative research and can be used to gather preliminary data to be gathered to support a larger grant application or, if sufficient, for a stand-alone project to achieve a stated goal. Seed grants may also be used to enhance an existing funded project if it can be shown that such funding would add significant value and advance the research.
- Project grants of greater than £50,000 per annum
Project grants are for research programmes of between 1 and 4 years.
Who is eligible to apply for funding?
Post-doctoral researchers working in institutions in the UK are invited to apply for a grant. All lead applicants should have a strong publishing record.
Lead applicants should be employed by the host institution (a university, teaching hospital or research institution) for the term of the grant.
Collaborative applications involving researchers or institutions from anywhere in the world are invited, as long as the lead applicant’s host institution is in the UK, and the majority of the research takes place in the UK. If collaborators are included in the proposal, they will be required to provide a letter of support for the project as part of the application.
Against Breast Cancer will consider applications to co-fund research with other funding bodies where the cost and/or term of the research project is greater than those offered by Against Breast Cancer. Industry partnerships are also considered for use of capital equipment and resources otherwise unobtainable by Against Breast Cancer or the host institution.
Applicants and host institutions must agree to abide by our funding policies and Terms and Conditions.
What costs can the grant cover?
Against Breast Cancer will consider funding directly allocated costs on receipt of a strong justification as part of the grant application that will be reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Board. We will not fund overheads, estates and indirect project costs including computing and information support, central services, general maintenance, lighting, heating and other infrastructure costs.
Proposals for equipment costs only will not be considered.
The salary of tenured scientists with a permanent contract is expected to be covered by the host institution.
Against Breast Cancer will cover the cost of publication fees for publications resulting from work funded by the charity as part of a Seed or Project grant, and in line with our Open Access policy.
Travel, accommodation and registration fees for conferences where work supported by an Against Breast Cancer grant is to be presented (oral or poster) are covered for up to £1000 for international and £300 for national conferences.
Closing date: We are not currently seeking proposals.