The call is now closed
The Dundee Cancer Centre (DCC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals under its Development Fund which seeks to support new, innovative and cutting edge projects that would advance the aims of the Centre:
The DCC is a partnership between The University of Dundee, NHS Tayside, and Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) established to facilitate collaboration and communication of cancer related activities between the local clinical, research and fundraising communities.
Translational research in the DCC builds on its areas of strength in skin, colorectal or breast cancer, surgical oncology and imaging. The DCC is also one of the key funders of the Tayside Tissue Bank.
The Dundee Cancer Centre Development Fund was set up to support a milestone driven funding portfolio of projects across the full spectrum of cancer research, including basic science, medicine, nursing, dentistry, biophysics and computing. Projects with the potential to attract downstream or other external funding are favoured and the remit includes higher risk projects in novel fields.
The funding under this call is available for new projects focused on cancer and to be led by researchers and/or clinicians in NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee.
To receive support from the Development Fund, projects must meet the following mandatory criteria:
In addition, the DCC encourages and will prioritise new projects that are:
The Development Fund will support projects for up to £30,000. Submission of any larger proposal will require prior approval, which might be granted in exceptional cases. Please contact DundeeCancerCentre@dundee.ac.ukto discuss.
Applicants should note that the Development Fund will not cover the sorts of expenses that are covered by programme grants, particularly routine consumables, or staff bridging costs. Funding should not be requested if other CR-UK funding routes are available, such as support for conferences and meetings or large equipment.
Successful projects are expected to start as soon as possible, and no later than six months after the indicated start date. Normally, the duration of funded projects is between six and twelve months.
The DCC will request brief progress reports twice a year and a comprehensive final outcome report must be submitted to the DCC within a month of completion of the project.
Proposals must be submitted by the lead applicant by the end of Friday, 15 March 2013. We can only accept proposals that are submitted via the Development Fund online system on https://dcc-dev-fund.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/and comply with the set format:
Following the deadline the proposals will be considered by a review panel with diverse areas of expertise. Funding decisions are expected to be announced in May 2013.
More information about the Dundee Cancer Centre and its activities is available on its website http://cancercentre.dundee.ac.uk/
For any queries related to this competition please contact DundeeCancerCentre@dundee.ac.uk