Calling all Pioneers! Cancer Research launch funding scheme

The Pioneer Award will provide grants of £200,000 over two years for higher-risk, novel research ideas with the potential to be game-changing research projects.

Because you can’t predict when inspiration will strike there are no set deadlines for this award - we will consider applications all year round. Our esteemed Pioneer Award Committee of innovators and entrepreneurs will be meeting shortly for the first time to look at the applications we’ve received so far.

If you’d like to be one of the first awardees to take forward your revolutionary idea then get your brief proposal to us by the 11th of September – within three months you could have the funding to set your idea in motion.

We’re making it as easy as possible to apply, beginning with a brief, 2-page research proposal to summarise the potential of your idea, before our committee anonymously judges the proposals and the best are invited to pitch.

Find out more about Pioneer Award Committee and how to apply at

You can read more about the Pioneer Award and this approach on our blog.