Beating bowel cancer together

First research grant round open with plans to invest up to half a million pounds

Thursday 27 July 2017

Today we open our first round of grant applications with plans to invest up to £500,000 into much needed bowel cancer research, as part of our commitment to support research with the greatest benefits for those at risk and affected by the disease.

This follows our recent £500,000 investment in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of England for bowel cancer surgical research.

This first round of funding will support our ambition to transform survival rates from 60% surviving at least five years to 75% by 2025.

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. However, it shouldn’t be because it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.

We aim to fund the best highest quality research in the following priority areas:

 

Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK, says: “We are delighted to launch our first round of research grant funding, which will support high quality, innovative and creative solutions to help lead a step change in the number of people surviving bowel cancer.

“Through our policy and campaigning work and extensive consultation with researchers, clinicians and patients we know that investing in these three key areas could help us deliver real improvements to outcomes for patients.

“We’ve been at the forefront of campaigning for improvements for earlier diagnosis. Whilst there have been  important steps forward,  there are still many unanswered research questions, which if addressed could help accelerate our progress further and ultimately save more lives. Through strategic investment in targeted research, we aim to drive positive change for patients and help to deliver improvements in bowel cancer survival in our lifetime.”

To apply for a research grant

Eligible scientists and researchers can apply for a project grant of up to £75,000 per year for a maximum of two years, or smaller pilot grants worth up to £25,000 for no more than 18 months.

For more information and to request an application form, please visit our grants funding page here, or email research@bowelcanceruk.org.ukThe deadline for completed applications is 4pm on Thursday 21 September 2017.

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