Grant programmes

Our research grant programme is currently closed to applications

Our Regular Grant Programme funds research into the effects of diet, nutrition (including body composition) and physical activity on cancer prevention and survivors. This is helping us to achieve our mission of living in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer and improving the lives of cancer survivors.

Our grant programme accepts applications from anywhere in the world except the Americas (North America, Central America including the Caribbean, and South America) and is now open to applicants.

Changes to our grant programme

We have recently made changes to our grant programme to focus on important knowledge gaps that have been identified in the area of cancer prevention and cancer survivors.

This year, we will be focusing on two main themes:

  • Identifying the mechanisms that underpin the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer
  • Addressing the host factors that influence an individual’s susceptibility to cancer development or progression

For the research area of cancer survivors, we also encourage broader research into the identification of likely causal links between diet, nutrition, physical activity and outcomes after cancer diagnosis, as robust evidence on these links is still lacking.

We have introduced a number of further changes:

  • One-stage process for assessing pilot grants (outline stage only)
  • Expanded remit of pilot grants to cover methodological research
  • Budget for proposals increased to £350,000 for Investigator Initiated Grants for up to four years

Full details on the changes can be found in our guidelines document.