Cancer Research at Bath

Funding

Due to generous donations from Tocris, the University of Bath Alumni Fund, the Walter Guinness Charitable Trust and individual contributions, we are able to offer limited funding for cancer related research.

Download details of previous activities funded by CR@B.

Available awards

Cancer Research UK multidisciplinary project award

Cancer Research UK has partnered with the EPSRC to co-fund multidisciplinary research projects. Joint awards will be issued by Cancer Research UK, with the first awards decided this April. The move builds on the charity’s Multidisciplinary Project Award Scheme which was launched in August 2014. Please see press release for further information.
 
Applications should include a minimum of two PIs working in distinct scientific disciplines with at least one PI working in cancer research (at any career stage) and at least one PI from an engineering/physical science discipline (at any career stage).

With a primary focus on multidisciplinary research, the research themes within remit for this award include:

  • The direct application of physics, engineering, chemical or mathematical concepts to address the underlying physical processes of cancer, including tumour initiation, growth and metastasis
  • The development of new transformational approaches or the translation of technologies for direct applications in, or a clear path to, a direct application in the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer

Proposals for the first applications of technologies in cancer research and those which demonstrate potential clinical applicability are encouraged.

Previous awards

From generous funding, CR@B was able to fund several seedcorn grants for projects or other activities relating to cancer research. We were able to fund up to £2500 specific to prostate cancer research and £2500 in other cancers. Awards were made on a competitive basis and the following research groups were successful:

Seedcorn winners April 2015Dr James Turner, Lecturer, Department for Health
Miss Nikola Hawkins, DHealth Professional Doctorate in Health, Department for Health
Mr Pawan Jolly, PhD, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Dr Simon Lewis, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry

 

 

turnercobb-beresfordDr Julie Turner-Cobb, Department of Psychology, University of Bath and Dr Mark Beresford, Department of Oncology, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Project: “Facilitating patient decision making about treatment options for prostate cancer using visual representation.”

 

bagbyDr Stefan Bagby (in picture), Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath and Dr Andrew Chalmers, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath

Project: “Structure and function of RASSF7, both tumour suppressor and oncogene?”

Prof Tony James, Department of Chemistry, University of Bath and Dr Matthew Lloyd, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath

Project: “A fluorescent high-throughput assay for a-methylacyl-CoA racemase, a novel prostate cancer drug target.”

furutaniseiki-meehanDr Makoto Furutaniā€Seiki (right), Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath and Dr Chris Meehan (left), Department of Histopathology/Royal United Hospital, Bath

Project: ”Analysis of YAP/TAZ expression during the progression of cancer.”

Posters/Travel grants

Grants of up to £200 are available towards the costs of attending an academic meeting or making a short visit to another institution. Applications for these awards should be submitted for consideration by the CR@B steering committee using the pro-forma attached.

Criteria

  • Applicants can only make one application per year
  • Applicants must demonstrate active participation in their visit / meeting e.g. poster / presentation / abstract
  • Successful applicants will be expected to provide a short one page report of their visit as a condition of their award and will be expected to acknowledge the support of CR@B in any presentation / poster
  • Posters will be presented at subsequent CR@B events
  • Post-doctoral researchers / students must obtain their supervisors signature before submitting their application

Deadline

Awards will be made on a first come first served basis

Enquiry

Please contact Shan Bradley-Cong if you have any further queries.

Cancer Research Placements

Placement grants are available for £400 each to support a cancer research placement. Applications can be made by either the student or supervisor and should be submitted for consideration by the CR@B steering committee using the pro-forma.

Criteria

  • Successful applicants will be expected to provide a short one page report from their placement to be submitted to the CR@B steering committee shortly after completion

Deadline

Awards will be made on a first come first served basis

Enquiry

Please contact Shan Bradley-Cong if you have any further queries.