Our research process ensures we only fund high-quality research that is relevant to primary bone cancer.
The Bone Cancer Research Trust funds research from a range of disciplines to help to find the cause or cure of primary bone cancer. We also fund research that will improve the care for patients with this disease.
We have four different schemes that provide funding for innovative ideas, preliminary data for larger proposals, and training opportunities for bone cancer researchers of the future:
Up to the value of £10,000
- If you have a research idea you think could make a real impact
- Available for bursaries for undergraduates to undertake a research project
Support for Sample Collection
Up to the value of £15,000 depending on the number of patient samples collected by the centre
- Invite applications from surgical centres to support the collection of patient samples and the use of these samples in high-quality research
- Grants can be to the value of £10,000-15,000 per annum for 3 years, however, continuation of funding will be reviewed yearly and will depend on the success of the previous year in collecting and sharing samples for research.
Up to the value of £75,000
- If you have a research idea that needs further exploration
- If you need preliminary data to apply for a large grant
Up to the value of £225,000
- If you are committed to a career in primary bone cancer research but need the starting qualification (PhD/MD)
- The principle investigator or candidate may apply
- This grant is for up to 4 years of study
Up to the value of £400,000
- If you want to establish yourself as a leading bone cancer researcher
- To provide pilot data for larger funding applications
- Post-doctoral candidates
- The applicant must apply
- This grant is for up to 3 years of study
Only about half of all the applications we receive will be funded.
The role of our Independent Scientific Advisory Panel is to evaluate all grant applications, and recommend to the Board of Trustees the grants that are suitable for funding.
The panel is comprised of experts who review all our grant applications for relevance, scientific merit, cost and suitability of the applicant. They also conduct interviews for Studentship and Fellowship applications.
- Chair: Professor Pamela Kearns, University of Birmingham
- Lay member: Mr Simon Allocca
- Member: Professor Andy Hall, Newcastle University
- Member: Professor Robert Brown, Institute of Cancer Research and Imperial College London
- Member: Dr Richard Grose, Barts Cancer Institute
- Member: Dr Deborah Stocken, Newcastle University
The Bone Cancer Research Trust are dedicated to improving the outcomes for patients with primary bone cancer. One of the main ways in which we aim to do this, is by funding cutting edge research. Our funding is dedicated to projects that are genuinely centered around improving knowledge of this disease, with a clear line of sight to patient benefit and with good prospects of being published in high impact journals.
We fund research into the causes of the disease, research looking at cures and treatments and also research looking at care and quality of life; funding basic ideas through to translational research projects. Please download our full Research Funding Remit here to learn more (Updated February 2017).
2017 calls for applications
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The Bone Cancer Research Trust is committed to supporting the collection of patient samples and promoting their use in high-quality research. We believe that promoting collaborative research and the sharing of patient samples gives the best chances of research with tangible patient benefit. This area is something that our patients feel very passionately about, however, we realise that the processes involved in this activity are very resource intensive.
The Bone Cancer Research Trust, therefore, would like to invite applications by surgical centres, to support this activity. Grants are available to support staff costs, equipment, consumables or a combination of these but these must be directly related to facilitating sample collection.
Grants can be to the value of £10,000-15,000 per annum for 3 years, however, continuation of funding will be reviewed yearly and will depend on the success of the previous year in collecting and sharing samples for research.
The deadline for submission is midnight on Sunday 18th June.
Interested candidates who wish to find out more should contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to be added to our 'Researcher Database' in order to be the first to hear of our future grant openings, conferences of interest or to find out more information on our research, please contact our research team at email@example.com.
At the Bone Cancer Research Trust, we do not allow the resubmission of any previously unsuccessful proposals, unless you have been explicitly invited to resubmit.
Details of any requirements for resubmission, as requested by our Independent Scientific Advisory Panel, will be described in detail in the application and review feedback. You can download our resubmissions policy here (updated January 2017).