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CRUK presentation at UCL

3 April 2008

On 9 April 2008, representatives from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) will make a presentation to UCL staff in the Cruciform Lecture Theatre (LT2) regarding their research funding opportunities.

  The start time is 2pm and an agenda is shown below.

If you would like to register to attend this event, or if you have any questions or particular points that you would like CRUK to address during their presentations, please send an e-mail to j.hackney@ucl.ac.uk or call x45967.


2pm: All about Cancer Research UK

  • A brief history of Cancer Research UK
  • Who we are, what we do, how we work
  • The research that we fund
  • Cancer Research UK's vision and purpose
  • Cancer Research UK's 2020 goals
  • Our other activities (including Cancer Research Technology and the Drug Development Office)

Funding opportunities from Cancer Research UK

  • The structure of the funding committees
  • The major types of grants (research grants, fellowships, trials)
  • Non-clinical research support, including fellowships, programmes and projects
  • Support for research into behavioural and population sciences
  • Clinical trial funding, from the laboratory bench to the patient

Your first Cancer Research UK grant

  • Different routes to getting your group off the ground
  • The pros and cons of fellowship grants
  • The different sorts of fellowships
  • Support throughout clinical research careers

2.45 pm: Break

3.00 pm: Applying for a grant

How to apply for a grant

  • The life history of a grant application
  • The peer review process
  • Cancer Research UK's online application system
  • How funding committees work
  • Communicating decisions, giving feedback and awarding funding

Why do some grants get funded and others fail?

  • What to write
  • Who to talk to
  • Who the audience is
  • How to fill in the form
  • Common mistakes