Cancer Research UK

The Fulbright Cancer Research UK Award allows all academic researchers to pursue cancer research at any accredited higher education institution in the USA.

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to cancer research and the largest independent funder of cancer research in Europe.

The charity invests over £350 million each year in world-leading research that delivers progress across all cancer types. It is committed to supporting a strong community of researchers by providing outstanding career support, networking opportunities and training, to cultivate successful, long-term careers.

Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured by providing a broad and flexible portfolio of fellowships and programme awards, supporting researchers at every career stage.

This Award aims to build capacity and accelerate progress in priority areas in cancer research by facilitating collaboration and building links between UK and US research groups. The proposed work should align with one of the following areas of priority from the CRUK research strategy:

  • Early detection of cancer
  • Brain cancers (adult and paediatric)
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Oesophageal cancer

The Award welcomes applications from both clinical and non-clinical academic researchers. Grantees will not be permitted to practise clinically in the US; projects must not involve direct clinical contact with patients.

Applications from non-UK citizens based in the UK and committed to a research career in the UK will also be considered.

This grant covers any appropriate project for 3 to 12 months.

Grant amount

  • $5,000 per month

This is intended as a contribution towards any institutional fees and accommodation & maintenance costs while in the USA.