Paediatric Cancer Pump Prime Funds 2020-2021


Paediatric Cancer Pump Prime funds from the CRUK Cambridge Centre

Outline of call

The Paediatric Cancer Programme at the CRUK Cambridge Centre are inviting applications for pump prime funding to address current issues in childhood cancers.

The mission of the CRUK Cambridge Centre is to end death and disease caused by cancer through research, treatment and education. More than 700 laboratory researchers and physicians are pursuing this mission and are united through a 12 programme structure that brings together investigators working on different types of cancer, including paediatric cancers.

Much research within the Paediatric Cancer programme is directed at designing less toxic therapies, reducing therapeutic burden, and developing diagnostic tests to enhance patient stratification. The programme works to promote strong links between research labs and clinicians and to facilitate contributions to clinical trials and other collaborative projects. Examples of the programme’s current work and a list of members is available at

Applications should be for collaborative research projects, led by a member of the Paediatric Cancer Programme and involving different research groups, Institutions or University Departments. Collaborations led by Junior Group Leaders are encouraged. Enquiries about becoming a member of the Paediatric Cancer Programme should be directed to

Funds can be used to support staff, consumables and/or travel (e.g. bringing someone to UK to visit or for collaborative trips) but cannot be used for purchasing equipment.

Funds available

Applications for up to £15,000 per year will be accepted.


Call announced October 2019
Application deadline Monday 16th December 2019
Review of applications December – January 2020
Decisions announced February 2020
Projects start Latest March 2020
Projects end Latest March 2021

Application process

All applicants should submit their application via the application form to Programme Manager Gill Currie ( by the deadline of COP on Monday 16th December. All applications will be reviewed by the Programme Committee.

Programme Committee members: James Nicholson, Suzanne Turner, Isaia Barbieri, Sam Behjati


Successful applicants will be required to submit a short project report at the end of the funding period.

All unused funds will be returned to the Paediatric Cancer Programme at the end date of the project.

Funds will be issued in line with CRUK cost guidance.

Further information

Please send any queries about this call to