ABS Research Development Grants
The Association of Breast Surgery is keen to maintain its role in research and trials and following the success of previous awards is again making available funding for Research Development Grants.
The application process for the 2019 grants is now open. The deadline for applications is 30th September 2019
Find out more here
Personal Awards and Fellowships
NIHR Funding Streams
The National Institute for Health Research aims to 'Improve the health and wealth of the nation through research' and funds a range of programmes addressing a broad range of health priorities. NIHR aims to produce evidence that enables professionals, policy makers and patients to make informed decisions about healthcare and provide the means to turn new interventions into better care. The NIHR also funds career development for researchers whose work focuses on people.
The ABS is an NIHR non-commercial partner, following self declaration by the organisation. Appropriate research studies funded through the ABS' eligible funding streams are automatically eligible for NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) support and therefore entitled to:
- Use the NIHR Coordinated System for gaining NHS Permissions (NIHR CSP) which is accessed via the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)
- Access NHS support via the NIHR Clinical Research Network
National Cancer Research Institute
The NCRI's 'Surgeons guide to research and funding' provides an excellent overview of funding opportunities available to surgeons.
These bodies provide a broad range of funding for pilot studies, projects, programme grants and personal awards. Each body has its own specific remit, that needs consideration when applying for funding.
You can find out more about applying for funding, research policies and how Breast Cancer Now award grants on their website.
Cancer Research UK are increasing their funding for clinical academic careers and have launched new funding opportunities to support clinicians to do cancer research from pre-PhD to Fellowships and beyond. Their funding includes a Postdoctoral Research Bursary, a Clinical Scientist Fellowship and an Advanced Clinicial Scientist Fellowship.
The World Cancer Research Fund's Research Grant Programme funds research on the effects of diet, nutrition, body composition and physical activity on cancer prevention and survival.
The Breast Cancer Research Trust is a charity dedicated to funding clinical and laboratory project research, undertaken in recognised cancer centres or research institutions in the UK, directly aimed at improving the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Clinical Research Committee
The Clinical Research Committee reviews applications for funding or endorsement of late phase investigator-led, cancer-related studies.
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