We have a broad range of fellowships, bursaries, job opportunities and studentships to cater for your situation, whether you're an academic researcher or a clinician scientist, and whether you require a fully funded fellowship or grants to advance individual projects.
Do you need help deciding which Fellowship to apply to? Ourcompetency framework可以guide you to consider which funding opportunity is right for you to support your transition to the next career level.
As part of our commitments tosupporting the next generation of researchers和平等，多样性和研究中的包容性, we're offering early- to mid-career researchers the opportunity to observe our panel and committee meetings across our funding remit. This scheme will includepositive actionto offer individuals from underrepresented groups priority places to overcome the underrepresentation that has been highlighted by ourdiversity data report.
通过this experience we hope you can:
- Develop your own successful research proposals in the future
- Help develop your skills as peer reviewers
- Have the opportunity to give feedback to us to help improve our review processes
Students, postdocs and clinical fellows are recruited by the institutes, centres and research groups we fund around the UK, and we also support our researchers with networking, training and other career development support. Students and postdocs are also eligible for opportunities including prizes and travel grants.
Supporting you to translate your research
In 2020, we updated our competency framework to include the skills and expertise required to support translation of research for patient benefit.
We also support our researchers through aspecialised translational teamwho are based across the UK and can provide the advice and support needed,an entrepreneurial programmewith the aim to nurture an entrepreneurial culture among early career cancer researchers in the UK andseveral funding opportunities加速翻译。
Benefits of developing your research career with us
We support and develop the very best researchers with more than just funding. As a CRUK Fellow or Group Leader, we'll help you become a research leader of tomorrow.
Our researchers benefit from being part of a network of 4,000 clinicians and scientists who are united behind our ambitious strategy to beat cancer sooner. With the support of our network, you'll have the opportunities you need to develop independence as a leader.
Access to the CRUK network of scientists, clinicians and state-of-the-art facilities
Flexible working opportunities and paid leave entitlements
Accelerated UK work visa route for exceptionally talented researchers
CRUK is a proud signatory of theConcordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers(Researcher Development Concordat), an agreement between stakeholders to improve the employment and support for researchers and researcher careers. It sets out obligations for research funders, employers, line managers and researchers themselves to support the professional and career development of researchers in a higher education environment.
We have published an action plan to demonstrate our commitments as a funder in a transparent way and emphasise the importance of our researchers and their development.
Our Training & Fellowships Team are here to help our research community and advise researchers who are interested in making an application.
Related news & features
As part of our commitments to supporting the next generation of researchers and equality, diversity and inclusion in research, you can apply to observe our panel and committee meetings. This scheme will includepositive actionto offer priority places to overcome underrepresentation highlighted by ourdiversity data report.
We’re introducing 2-day training workshops to help you manage and share your clinical and population research data.
Our new Transatlantic Fellowships provide high-potential early career researchers with a unique opportunity to accelerate their careers, offering £300,000 over four years to support research at top institutions in the UK and US.
As part of our commitment to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in research, we’re removing the post-PhD time restrictions on our fellowship schemes.