​Since the Bone Cancer Research Trust was formed in 2006, we have awarded over £4.2 million to research focused on improving outcomes for primary bone cancer patients. To date, we have funded 91 research projects and continue to expand our research network, encouraging more researchers to focus their expertise on primary bone cancer.

Open Grant Calls

The Bone Cancer Research Trust 15th Anniversary Grant Call - now open!

The Bone Cancer Research Trust are committed to improving outcomes for patients with primary bone cancer and believe the best way to do this is to fund high impact, collaborative research. We are keen to support all stages of research, from pilot projects, through to more substantive research and have developed this funding call to meet these needs.

Funding is available to support hypothesis driven research projects at various stages and levels, which have a clear line of sight to patient benefit. Research projects may be focused on one or more forms of primary bone cancer, however, research projects on ameloblastoma will not be considered. We are particularly interested in proposals focused on identifying new ways to treat primary bone cancer, understanding and predicting response to treatment and improving diagnostic and disease monitoring techniques. Epidemiology and quality of life-based projects will not be considered.

We strongly encourage multi-institution, collaborative applications and expect applications for larger project grants to include researchers from at least 2 different institutions. Projects aligned to major ongoing initiatives are particularly welcome.

As part of this funding call, we welcome applications for Ideas grants, to support pilot projects, PhD studentships and large project grants. Funding levels for each can be found in the table below. If applicants have any exceptional proposals, requiring funding that exceeds the amounts listed, we encourage them to contact us for a discussion on whether this can be submitted.


To have an informal discussion about this call, or to request an application form, please contact us.

The closing date for this call is 24th May 2021.


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