LOOKING FOR RESEARCH FUNDING


  • At Breakthrough Cancer Research we fund researchers with projects which aim to improve cancer care and survival.  We favour funding ideas which are patient focused and/or clinically linked and translationally oriented. We look for projects which fulfil our current research priorities.  Bench projects are considered but should a have clear path to translation, however long, and researchers should be clear on the unmet need or clinical challenge the project seeks to address.
  • We fund in a variety of ways including through our own fellowships and scholarships and also through join funding and partnership schemes such as the MRCG-HRB Joint Funding Scheme and the Irish Research Councils Enterprise partnerships.
  • Additionally, individual projects grants can be sought and the process is different depending on the level of funding sought. The Scientific Advisory Board discuss potential awards at various intervals during the year so it is advised to make informal inquiries before applying to research@breakcancer.ie.

Musgrave Cancer Research PhD Scholarship in association with Breakthrough Cancer Research - Opened Jan 25th 2021

The Musgrave Cancer Research PhD Scholarship in association with Breakthrough Cancer Research represents a successful partnership to fund world class cancer research in Ireland while educating the next generation of cancer research leaders.  Funding for two, 3 year PhD Scholarship will be provided to take place at any University in Ireland currently engaged in cancer research. This call is open to researchers in Clinical, Biological, Epidemiologic or Public Health fields. However, proposal must be patient focused with the ultimate aim to improve cancer care and increase survival and fit with Breakthrough’s research priorities.

KEY DATES
Scholarship Announcement 26th January 2021
Informal Inquiries 26th January – 31st March 2021
Deadline for submission of applications Time 31st March 2021, 17:00 Dublin Local
Interviews (Skype maybe used) 2021 15th-30th May
Scholarship Commences September/October 2020

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Breakthrough Summer Student Scholarship - Closed

The Breakthrough Cancer Research Summer Student Scholarship is an initiative to facilitate the partnership of students with research teams and to foster the education of the next generation of cancer research leaders.  Funding will be provided for 4 individual Scholarships, for the period of 6-10 week and to the value of €2,500 each.

The scholarships are to take place at any University in Ireland currently engaged in cancer research.  It is open to researchers in Clinical, Biological, Epidemiologic, Public Health or Allied health fields.

Proposals must fulfil our research priorities, be patient-focused, with the ultimate aim to improve cancer care and increase survival.

Key Dates
Scholarship Announcement 25th November 2020 
Informal Inquiries 25th November – 25th January 2021
Deadline for submission of applications 25th February 2021 17:00 (GMT)
Interviews (Skype Maybe used) 15-31st April 2020
Scholarship Commences June 2021

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Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postgrad) 2020 – Closed

The Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Postgraduate Partnership Scheme supports suitably qualified research master’s and doctoral candidates in any discipline working in partnership with academia and industry/charity.  The Council, in partnership with private enterprises (including charities) and eligible public bodies, awards co-funded Postgraduate Scholarships. Students benefit from the opportunity to gain valuable experience and insight into the commercial/organisational arena while completing their scholarship.

Breakthrough Cancer Research is an eligible enterprise partner for this programme.

***Researchers Interested in partnering with Breakthrough Cancer Research to apply for these schemes should complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form (no later than 16:00 November 2nd).  This EOI will be used to determine if the project could benefit from a partnership with our organisation/charity.

For information about the programme go to this link: http://research.ie/funding/eps-postgrad/

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Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postdoc) 2020 – Closed


The Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Postgraduate Partnership Scheme supports suitably qualified research master’s and doctoral candidates in any discipline working in partnership with academia and industry/charity.  The Council, in partnership with private enterprises (including charities) and eligible public bodies, awards co-funded Postgraduate Scholarships. Students benefit from the opportunity to gain valuable experience and insight into the commercial/organisational arena while completing their scholarship.

Breakthrough Cancer Research is an eligible enterprise partner for this programme.

***Researchers Interested in partnering with Breakthrough Cancer Research to apply for these schemes should complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form no later than 16:00 on November 2nd.  This EOI will be used to determine if the project could benefit from a partnership with our organisation/charity.

For information about the programme go to this link: http://research.ie/funding/eps-postdoc/

Download EOI Form

2019/2020 HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme - Closed

The Health Research Chairties Group (formerly MRCG) comprises over 30 charities. Some of these participate in the HRCI/HRB Joint Funding Scheme. The scheme funds internationally competitive and innovative research in areas of strategic relevance to particular HRCI-registered research charities.

The 2019-2020 Call is now CLOSED

INCREASING SURVIVAL OF PATIENTS WITH POOR PROGNOSIS CANCERS

Opening Date: 1st October 2019
Closing Date: 8th November 2019 (5pm GMT)

Introduction:

Breakthrough Cancer Research is an Irish Medical Cancer Research Charity focused on funding research leading to new treatments for cancers which do not respond or are poorly served by available treatments. Breakthrough is committed to funding research to improve cancer care and outcomes and we ensure patient benefit is at the core of our efforts.  We emphasise clinically engaged projects, the role of the immune system and look for new interventions or approaches throughout the patient journey which will positively impact survival of patients with the toughest to cure cancers.

This year both scientific and patient public initiative (PPI) reviewers will contribute to the overall scoring of the applications and awarding of the grants.  PPI in Research is defined as ‘Research carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them’. The PPI reviewers will assign a grade relating to appropriateness of the PPI involvement in the proposed research. When preparing your applications please consider, for example; (i) what PPI involvement do you have on your scientific and/or management teams, (ii) how have PPI members have contributed to the study design, preparation of the proposal, and (iii) what is your budget for PPI.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Application Requirements:

Breakthrough invite research applications which:

  • Are patient focused and respond to a clinical need
  • Can demonstrate a path to translation into an intervention/treatment (even if over longer term)
  • Align with our Strategic Research Priorities

Funding Available:

Funding of up to €300,000 will be provided, for projects from 12 up to 36 months.

8th November 2019 (5pm) Deadline for Submission of Proposals to Breakthrough Cancer Research
November 2019 – January 2020 Charity Peer Review
10th- 28th February 2020 Right to Reply Phase
6th April 2020 HRB Application Deadline (via GEMs)
July 2020 Applicant Notification
November 2020 Research Project Start

Application Procedure

All applications must be submitted by email to research@breakthroughcancerresearch.ie by 8th November 2019, 5pm GMT.

Further Information

For further information on HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme go to:

or contact Dr Frances Drummond via email on research@breakthroughcancerresearch.ie

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