Call for applications
February - April 2013
GRANTS OF UP TO £20,000 AVAILABLE
The Pelican Cancer Foundation is offering grants to clinical researchers of up to £20,000 to assist research studies that specifically look at advancing more precise surgical treatment for rectal cancer, colon cancer, liver metastases, prostate cancer or bladder cancer.
The objective of Pelican Cancer Foundation is to improve the survival and quality of life of bowel, liver and urological cancer patients through research and training for advances in precision surgery.
The following principles guide the charity’s research grants programme:
- Relevance to the cure of bowel, liver and urological cancers and related diseases, in the near future
- Excellence, timeliness and originality of science
- Evidence that funding cannot be more suitably obtained elsewhere
- Avoidance of duplication
- Publication and dissemination of results of research
- Clinical rather than laboratory-based research for bowel, liver or urological cancers and related diseases
- Studies that include the multi-disciplinary perspective for the treatment of bowel, liver or urological cancers and related diseases
- Relevance to the staging and treatment of bowel, liver or urological cancers and related diseases
- Translational research for the treatment of bowel, liver or urological cancers and related diseases
- Research that can lead on to development programmes for multi-disciplinary teams or surgeons
- Research that takes account of DH and NHS priorities and needs
Applications in these areas are invited and may be given priority, but promising work in other areas of clinical research may not be excluded.
To ensure that the most effective use is made of charitable funds, all applications are peer reviewed. However, without compromising scientific standards, we try to work in a more flexible and interactive fashion than the larger and publicly-funded sources of research support are able to do.
Applicants should be aware that, due to limited resources, we do not automatically acknowledge applications and, although we endeavour to process applications as quickly as possible, we are unable to guarantee review completion dates.
Process for grant applications
- This funding will be advertised through all contacts of Pelican Cancer Foundation and research related websites
- Applications (must be an electronic copy and hard copy) to reach Pelican by 8.4.2013
- Applications will be triaged by 2 members of the Pelican Research Review Panel (PRRP)
- Applications for grants under £20,000 will be sent out for one peer review
- The PRRP will review all applications and score them in order of merit
- Pelican Trustees will award grants at their trustees meeting in May 2013
- There is no appeal against the Trustees decision
All applications must arrive at the Pelican offices before the closing date - 8th April 2013
The Charity reserves the right to decide whether projects are suitable for funding. Pelican Cancer Foundation must be recognised in any publications, posters or presentations that result from a funded project.
Grants will be paid to the institution for whom the applicant works or an associated charitable fund. No overhead costs will be paid although as Pelican is a member of the AMRC and Higher Education institutions may apply for additional HEFCE funding for overhead costs (see http://www.amrc.org.uk/news-policy--debate_charity-research-support-fund_crsf:-qa)
Successful applicants must provide a written report of their work to Pelican within 6 months of completion and a pdf of any publications. Researchers may be asked to give a presentation to the PRRP on their work
All previously funded work must be completed before any further grants will be awarded to applicants. Only one project will be funded per applicant in this round.
Any funds not used for the funded project must be returned within 12 months.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING TO APPLY FOR A GRANT
Applications must be in a Word document and no more than 3 sides of A4 in 12 pt IN TOTAL
- Name of Principle Investigator
- Title of project (be clear of the question the project is asking)
- Funding request including total amount and details of what this funding will be used for
- Scientific summary. Maximum 500 words
a) Background to project
c) Number of patients and time for recruitment
- Lay summary. Maximum of 300 words suitable to inform charity supporters and include:
a) Background to the issue, problem to be addressed
b) How the research will be carried out – methods used
c) What you hope to achieve and number of patients who could benefit
- One page CV for applicant (not necessarily PI) including details of the group’s previous publications
- Research strategy
- Bowel cancer research
- Liver cancer research
- Prostate cancer research
- Bladder cancer research
- Clinical trials
- Info for researchers
- Surgical videos