New brain tumour research funding opportunities

In response to the Government’s landmark review into brain tumour research in the UK, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has launched new funding opportunities for research into brain tumours.

The report by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) Task and Finish Working Group found that one of the barriers to finding breakthrough treatments for the disease is the small number of high quality research applications for specialist funding.

In a bid to deliver research that can contribute to a step change in survival rates an estimated £20 million in funding will be invested through the NIHR over the next five years – with the aim of doubling this once new high-quality research proposals become available.

Research teams are encouraged to put forward collaborative applications that demonstrate how they build on recent initiatives and investment in the area made by the NIHR, the MRC and other research funders.

Research may involve any aspect of the diagnosis, treatment, support or care of patients with brain tumours, including access to or the delivery of services. Applications must be in the remit of one or more of the participating NIHR programmes