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Pump-Priming Grant

Kidscan is offering a number of awards of £5,000 over a 12-month period, to support individuals working in any area of children’s cancer research.

About Pump Priming Grants

The current round of Pump Priming funding is aimed at funding research into Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumour (ATRT), treatment, diagnosis, basic research, target identification and we welcome applications by the deadline of 4th of December 2023 specifically for this type of childhood disease.

Our Pump-Priming grants are available to fund projects in the early stages of development that would lead to further research or contribute towards early stage clinical trials of new therapeutic treatments for children’s cancer. The awards may be used, amongst other things, for consumables, pieces of equipment, support for translation of basic research into the clinic and technical support. The awards may not be used to support the grant holder’s own personal salaries.

How To Apply

Details on how to apply for this grant can be found below. For more detailed information on how our applications are processed please visit our Research Funding page

Grant Value

Our Pump-Priming grants are worth up to £5,000 although applicants may request additional funding of up to a final total of £10,000, which may be awarded for one or more of the selected projects.

Grant Handbook

Before you apply for the Pump-Priming Grant please ensure you have read our Research Objectives and the Grant Handbook found through the link below. These will help you to ensure your application falls within the goals of our research.

Grant Handbook

Apply Now

To apply for the Pump-Priming Grant please download and complete the application form below. Once complete, you can submit the form to Kidscan by emailing d.pye@salford.ac.uk . Please note the application form will download automatically – please check your download files

Application Form


If you have any questions about our research grants please contact our Scientific Director by calling 0161 295 4701 or emailing d.pye@salford.ac.uk

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