World Cancer Research Fund International research grants

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Our research focuses on cancer prevention and survival, looking at mechanisms or host factors

Grant round now open – submit your application today

Applicants based in a low- or middle-income country, please contact us at in advance to express your interest in applying for a grant.

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> Full details on the grant programme call can be found in our guidelines document (PDF)

Grant application timeline

  • Call opens: 12 September 2022
  • Deadline for outline of applications: 17:00 GMT on 7 November 2022
  • Full application for shortlisted applicants opens: 6 February 2023
  • Deadline for full applications: 17:00 GMT on 15 March 2023
  • Funding decisions announced: September 2023

Investigator initiated grants

Eligible applicants: lead applicants must hold a research position at the host institution for the duration of the project.

Eligible organisations: anywhere in the world except the Americas (North America, Central America including the Caribbean, and South America).

Level of funding: up to £350,000 (no more than £100,000 for any 1 year).

Duration of funding: up to 4 years.

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