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
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
|Grant type||Opening date||Closing date|
|Ideas||Now Open||March 1st 2017|
We are pleased to announce that following the success of our 'Strictly Research 2016' grant round, we have a number of grants of up to £10,000 up for grabs again in 2017.
We are inviting applicants to offer novel proposals for original pieces of pilot laboratory or surgical research that will answer scientific questions in the field of primary bone cancer. Applications will be assessed by our ISAP panel and successful applications will be put forward to present their ideas at our ‘Strictly Research’ event, which will be part of our Patient Conference on Saturday 22nd July, 2017.
Candidates will be invited to pitch their project proposals in front of a panel of judges and a lay audience as well as producing a poster, suitable for lay audience, to be displayed throughout the day. Both the judging panel and the lay audience will score the proposals and the highest scoring applications will be awarded funding on the day.
Interested candidates should contact at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form, which should be completed and returned to the same address by 5pm on March 1st 2017.
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).