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Cancer Research Society - Worldwide Cancer Research 2024 Grant Competition

Opportunity NameWorldwide Cancer Research 2024 Grant Competition
AgencyCancer Research Society
ValueUp to €275,0000
Indirect CostsNot eligible
Duration3 years
Application due to FSc RO at for full review03-15-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review03-18-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review03-28-2024 ***Note: Due by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 04-02-2024

The Cancer Research Society (CRS) recently announced its first international partnership with the British charitable organization Worldwide Cancer Research (WCR). This collaboration, as part of the WCR’s 2024 grant competition, aims to support exploratory and translational research projects in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. A summary is provided below.

The mission of the WCR is to kick-start the life-saving advances of the future by sowing the seeds of new discoveries today and supporting scientists that ask big, challenging, new questions about how cancer works.

To support fundamental or translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. WCR is seeking innovative projects that meet the following criteria:

Starting new ideas

  • Innovative research that takes intellectual risks by helping researchers turn their bold idea into reality
  • Ideas which have the potential to start new lines of research and tell us something new about cancer and how it could be prevented, diagnosed and treated
  • Standalone projects that seek to answer a focused research question, not be an incremental piece of research tied to a larger programme grant

Exciting and creative

  • Ideas that excite and proposals with a creative approach to answering fundamental questions that could change how we think about cancer

Scientific quality

  • Robust scientific reasoning and appropriate solid methodology to back up exciting and creative new ideas
  • Projects should be feasible with the time and resources requested, and with the expertise of the research team

Transformative impact

  • Support blue-sky thinking in research with the aim to direct funding towards projects that could transform an area of cancer research or one day have a major impact on the lives of people with cancer


All applications will be subject to an initial review of eligibility against our funding criteria and research policies outlined in the application handbook. Applications which do not adhere to these conditions will be rejected at this stage.

How to Apply

For more information on this funding opportunity, please consult the following links:

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at