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2019 Skills and Knowledge Transfer grant scheme: a new collaboration with Cancer Research UK

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This year marks the beginning of a new collaboration between Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and the NC3Rs as they offer joint awards to support the sharing of 3Rs skills, tools and technologies within cancer research.

The UK continues to lead the way in scientific excellence through the development of pioneering 3Rs technologies and methods. However, concerns about issues such as comparison with historic data or access to specialist skills and/or equipment can mean that researchers are reluctant to take up new 3Rs approaches.

To help researchers overcome these barriers and de-risk the adoption of 3Rs methods, NC3Rs and Cancer Research have come together to develeop a new Skills and Knowledge Transfer scheme. This scheme gives researchers the resources they need to implement new 3Rs tools and technologies, the opportunity to learn new career advancing skills to complement their research, and in turn build confidence and capacity in the use of 3Rs approaches.

Awards are for up to 24 months with the amount requested dependent on the science and limited to a maximum of £75k (80% FEC). This competition is run annually and the budget for the 2018/19 call is £400k.

Deadline for outline proposal – 23rd November, 2018

Deadline for full application – 6th February, 2019

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact your relevant research development officer (


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