ACED Skills and Development Travel Award
Amount: Up to £40,000
Eligibility: Open to researchers at all career stages. Alliance researchers must be part of a named Alliance Member.
Duration: No minimum length, up to 4 months
Deadline: Intent to Submit must be completed by Friday 10th December 2021
Full applications must be submitted by 5pm Monday 10th January 2021
Prior to submission of an application, interested applicants should:
- Read the full details of the Skills Exchange and Development Travel Award.
- Complete the Skills Exchange and Development Application Form completing all steps within. Please note, prior to a full application submission, an ‘Intent to submit’ online form must be completed (see full guidance for more information).
- Ensure all research supported by ACED funding is appropriately referenced (see guidance document for more information).
Documents can be downloaded using the links below.
Strategic call for ACED Pilot and Project Proposals: Understanding Disease Progression for Early Detection
The ACED Executive Board invites proposals for innovative early-stage collaborative research which explores the following question: Can the early detection of cancer be informed by an improved understanding of disease progression from early pre-malignant changes to consequential cancer?
This call is open for collaborative research projects for:
- ACED Pilot awards up to £200,000 (approx. $250,000) for 12 months
- ACED Project awards from £200,000 to £1,000,000 (approx. $250,000 to $1,400,000) for up to 36 months.
Full project applications are invited, there will be no Expression of Interest stage. All applications must include named researchers from at least 2 ACED Member Centres.
One of the great challenges in cancer early detection research is understanding and predicting progression across the continuum of malignant transformation at every stage of the disease. Clinical cancer screening approaches are becoming more available than ever before, and the predictive accuracy of risk stratification tools continues to improve – now, more than ever, it is essential to stratify and predict disease progression toward lethality once a positive result is detected. There is an unmet clinical need to be able to predict which lesions are likely to progress (and so may require more aggressive strategies). This prognostic ability will be crucial in tailoring future monitoring, early detection or interventional strategies, in order to maximise patient benefit and minimise potential harm through over-treatment or unnecessary invasive follow up.
The AEB wish to support highly collaborative research pilot projects into Understanding Disease Progression for Early Detection. This has been identified as a strategic theme for the Alliance and within the context of this challenge area the exact nature of proposals is open to investigator-driven ideas.
Applicants are strongly advised to read the guidelines and application forms (please find in the links below) for each award for further information in the first instance.
To submit an application you must complete a short “intent to submit” online form by Monday 20th December 2021.
Completed applications must be submitted in MS Word format to ACEDComms@manchester.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 24th January 2022.
Application decisions will be announced in May 2022. If you have any questions, please contact ACEDComms@manchester.ac.uk
After completing your application form please send it to the ACED Manchester Team, E: ACEDcomms@manchester.ac.uk
We strongly encourage you to have preliminary discussions with the ACED Manchester team to help align your applications with ACED strategy. To discuss your application please contact one of the team using the contact details below.
For further information on projects and funding calls, please contact the ACED Manchester team:
Martin Bone, ACED Programme Manager
Ellena Badrick, ACED Project Manager
Stephanie Ng, ACED Project Coordinator
ACED Manchester's research is prioritised across three key research themes and several disease sites.
Training and Development
A core goal at ACED Manchester is to enable the next-generation of early detection research scientists to become future leaders.