Our project grants are for established researchers in the UK or Ireland who have a strong track record in their field, and who want to work in one of our priority areas.

We are committed to supporting new investigators in breast cancer research and we encourage applications from talented researchers at the start of their independent careers.

Applications open Friday 30 November.

Key information


Established researchers with a strong track record, based at a research institution in the UK or Ireland


First round of applications: Applications now closed

Second round of applications: Applications now closed

Deadline for application submission 

First round of applications: Applications now closed

Second round of applications: Applications now closed

Funding decision for applications

First round of applications: August 2018

Second round of applications: December 2018

Grant duration

Typically awards will be for 18-36 months

Maximum value of award 

£230,000 (this must not be exceeded)

Project grant application guidance

Download the project application guidance

What areas of research will Breast Cancer Now support?

We are interested in funding research that supports improvements in the prevention, detection and treatment of all forms of breast cancer, and welcome applications from all disciplines.

How to apply

Applications now closed.

Review process

We use a preliminary screening step in our review process. The Grants Committee members carry out an initial review of all the applications and identifies those they think will not be competitive. These applications will not be sent out for external peer review and will not be considered for funding.

If we are not going to take your application any further, we will let you know within 12 weeks of the application deadline, and we will send you feedback from the Grants Committee.

Useful links and documents

Please visit our research projects section for recent projects awarded.

View research grants success rates (PDF)

If you are unsure about the eligibility of your project, please contact the Research Funding Team before you submit your application. We can be contacted by email at grants_admin@breastcancernow.org or by phone on 020 7749 4121.

AMRC peer review audit