The Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) has published the 2012 calls research grants
About: The objectives of AICR are to promote, conduct and support research and surveys in cancer, its possible causes and its effects (physical, social or otherwise), and to promote publication of useful results of such research
Aim of the call: AICR awards grants to support fundamental or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. AICR does not support clinical research. AICR will consider applications that include some clinical research in a project which is mostly basic or translational. However, completely clinical applications, such as intervention studies, clinical trials or health care delivery research are beyond the remit of AICR.
Participants eligibility: AICR project grants are awarded to a single applicant, who is known as the principal investigator (PI) or grantholder. For collaborative projects one of the collaborators must be designated as the PI. The PI must be based at and have a contract (of employment, honorary appointment or equivalent) with a recognised, non-profit, research institution (i.e. university, hospital or research institute), anywhere in the world, for the duration of the grant requested.
The PI must have sufficient experience to suggest they can conduct independent research e.g. PhD and three years post-doc research experience, or a similar level of qualification and experience. If the PI is not the head of the laboratory or group leader where the research will be conducted, the head or laboratory or group leader must be a co-investigator on the application.
Support and funding: AICR awards project grants of between one and three years to support fundamental and translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer
AICR does not have a formal upper limit for the total cost of an application, but it
should be noted that most of the three-year grants we award have a total budget of £200,000 or less.
Submission and deadlines:
AICR has two application rounds each year – April and October
Applications are now invited for submission from 1st April 2012, and must be received in the Grants Office of AICR, in St Andrews, no later than 5pm GMT on Friday 27th April 2012.
Deadline for the second round: 26th October 2012
For further information: AICR Grants