Funding Opportunities

ACED pilot and project funding calls are currently paused, however applications for Skills Exchange awards are still being accepted.

Please check back in early 2022 for more information on funding opportunities.


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, please read the full details of the Skills Exchange and Development Travel Award. Following this, please complete the Skills Exchange and Development Application Form. Prior to a full application submission, an ‘Intent to submit’ online form must be completed (see full guidance for more information). Documents can be downloaded using the links below.

ACED Skills Exchange and Development Travel Award Advert - September 2021 (PDF, 137KB)

ACED Skills Exchange and Development Travel Award Guidance - September 2021 (PDF, 778KB)

ACED Skills Exchange and Development Travel Award Application - September 2021 (doc, 265KB)


After completing your application form please send it to the ACED Manchester Team, E:

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.


Contact us

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


Research Themes

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.

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.