Funding Opportunities

ACED Clinical Research Training Fellowship

Call for supervisors

ACED will soon be inviting applications for Clinical Research Training Fellowships. One CRUK ACED funded clinical fellowship will be available at each UK ACED Centre for a clinical fellow (GMC registered medical doctor pre-CCT qualification at time of starting award) to undertake a PhD to commence in autumn 2023. The fellowship will be awarded through a competitive process following application by the candidate of a 3-year research project co-created with their chosen supervisor.

2022/23 Application process

Throughout the application process, applicants should demonstrate ownership of their research project and intention to pursue a clinical academic career.

Stage 1 – Candidate expression of interest (July – August 2022)

  • Candidates submit an initial expression of interest form and CV detailing preference of Supervisor from the list of approved ACED PhD supervisors. Candidates are advised to contact potential supervisors in advance of submission.
  • Supervisors decide which candidate(s) they wish to invite to co-develop a research project.

Stage 2 – submission of full application (September – December 2022)

  • Candidate and supervisor co-develop 3-year research project and submit full application.
  • Following peer review, shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend interview by an ACED-wide selection panel.

If you wish to be included as a Manchester ACED clinical PhD supervisor, please complete this brief online form no later than Monday 4th July.

To be considered you must meet the eligibility criteria for a University of Manchester Lead PhD Supervisor (please see UoM guidance / Supervisor Policy document for further details) and have sufficient capacity to supervise a 3 year clinical PhD student beginning Autumn 2023. You must commit to co-developing a research project and supporting any selected candidate’s application.

The Fellowship will support salary for the candidate at a rate commensurate with their level of training for 3 years (consultant grades are not eligible), tuition fees and total research running expenses of £41,315 for 3 years. Due to funding restrictions applicants must be eligible for UK home fee status (UK National or have EU “pre-settled” or “settled” status), funding will not cover international fees.

If you have any questions, please contact Martin Bone (, Manchester ACED Programme Manager.

ACED Call for Supervisors Advert

Supervisor Policy

ACED Skills Exchange and Development Travel Awards

These awards enable ACED researchers and PhD students to visit another ACED Member Centre(s) for knowledge exchange to learn or impart a key skill or technique, and to sow the seeds of future collaborations. Funding up to £40,000 GBP or $50,000 USD is available to cover a visit of up to 4 months to include travel, accommodation, applicable university and visa fees and necessary research expenses. Salary costs are not covered by this award.

Applications will be accepted from Alliance researchers regardless of career stage including PhD students. Applications for PhD students must be made on their behalf by their principal PhD Supervisor / Advisor.

Applicants must be a researcher at an ACED Member Centre and a current ACED member. ACED researchers may also apply for virtual opportunities to include costs for running training or request funding for related training/career development opportunities. It is the applicant’s responsibility to approach a potential Alliance Member Centre to identify and secure suitable learning and development opportunities.

Applicants are advised to read the guidelines and application form. Applications will be considered in any research area(s) listed in the ACED scientific strategy with a focus on early detection of primary cancer.

Completed applications must be submitted to Martin Bone in MS Word format. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis while the scheme is open.

Funding decisions will be made at quarterly meetings of the Alliance Executive Board.

If you have any questions, please contact Martin Bone (, Manchester ACED Programme Manager.

ACED Skills Exchange and Development Travel Award Application Template

ACED Skills Exchange and Development Travel Awards Guidance


Contact us

For further information on projects and funding calls, please contact the ACED Manchester team:

Martin Bone, ACED Programme Manager

Stephanie Ng, ACED Project Coordinator

Holly Butterworth, ACED Project Manager



Research Themes

ACED Manchester's research is prioritised across three key research themes and several disease sites.

ACED Funding Acknowledgment

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About ACED Manchester

ACED is a £55 million partnership between world-leading early detection institutes and organisations dedicated to improving the early detection of cancer.