CANCER RESEARCH UK.- ACCELERATOR AWARD
The Accelerator Award enables translational research by funding cross-institutional teams to produce tools, platforms and resources which will transform the research landscape.
The purpose of the Accelerator Award is to enable progress in translational cancer research through the development of tools, platforms and skills that form the foundations of such research. We fund ambitious programmes which typically have multiple strands. These may include:
- Producing datasets, tissue banks, cell lines or models
- Developing methods, protocols, software and standards
- Training, skills and knowledge sharing
What is funded
We provide funding of up to £1m per year, for up to 5 years, which can support:
- Technical staff
- Project management staff
- Academic appointments
- Training and PhD studentships
- Networking costs
- Patient involvement costs
Please note that €2m is the maximum amount across 5 years that can be received by Spanish researchers participating in a consortium from FC AECC.
Call opens: 2 March 2020
EOI deadline: 6 May 2020
Triage meeting: 23-24 June 2020
Full application deadline: October 2020
Committee meeting: January 2021
Announcement of awards: Summer 2021
Applications for the accelerator award are invited annually. To apply, you first need to submit an expression of interest. If successful, we'll then help you develop your proposal and team further, with seed funding and collaboration facilitation, before you submit a full application.