Cancer Research UK: Accelerator Award

The Accelerator Award supports cross-institutional research teams in bringing together resources and expertise to accelerate progress in cancer research that could not be delivered in isolation.

Applications are accepted from a wide range of fields including preclinical studies, biomarkers, imaging, radiotherapies, engineering, and physical sciences

Funding & Duration

The award is worth up to £1M (approx. AUD $1.8M) a year, for a maximum of five years.


Teams must be led by a PI based in the UK, Italy or Spain who is an established academic or clinical cancer researcher, but may include a variety of co-investigators and collaborators. PIs must be either based at a CRUK centre, the Francis Crick Institute or an FC AECC certified cancer centre in Spain, or affiliated to the AIRC in Italy. If the PI is based in Spain or Italy, the team must include at least one co-investigator based at a CRUK centre or the Crick Institute. There is no limit to the amount of co-investigators or collaborators. Team members must be academic or clinician researchers, based at a university, research hospital, or research institute, and located in the UK, Spain, or Italy.

Submission Requirements & Due Dates

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