Grant Funding

Grants submitted to Breakthrough undergo a vigorous process of review before they are potentially awarded funding.  This is to ensure they answer our research priorities, have scientific merit, appropriate project design and fulfil an unmet need.

International experts are involved in both Peer Review and our own Scientific Advisory Committee and our Public Patient Panel (PPI) helps determine our research priorities and provide opinion and analysis to grants during the review process.

Our grant review process

Click on any of the steps below for more details.

Small Grant


Grant issued for selected project

Principal investigator

Application submitted to us based on novel idea

Large Grant


Scientific advisory committee evaluation for scientific merit & need

Reviewed for alignment to research priorities

Patient panel review

International expert peer review