There are over 55,000 cases of breast cancer in the UK every year with survival rates at 76%.  Yorkshire as a region has the third-worst cancer outcomes in England and breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Yorkshire.  

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are launching three funding opportunities, these are made possible by the ongoing dedication of Linked Charity Breast Cancer Action Research Group. 


  • 1 x Internship (12 - 24 months part- or full-time) aimed at newly qualified staff including allied health professionals and nurses who are considering an academic career and interested in obtaining research experience and skills.  The size of the grant will be no more than £20,000. 
  • 1 x Post-doctoral Fellowship (36-month fellowship). The purpose of this award is to enable the award holder to pursue an independent research project, towards the completion of a significant piece of publishable research. The size of the grant will be no more than £180,000 and may cover salary costs and research expenses. 
  • 1 x project grant of up to £50,000 to pump prime a research study. Examples of what this might fund include: consumables, technician time, data analysis.   

The deadline for Stage 1 applications is 29 November 2021.


If you have any questions about these funding opportunities, please contact the Funding Team on [email protected] or 0113 539 7091


Further information and FAQs

'I'm a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at St. James's University Hospital, Leeds. I was awarded an MD degree from University of Leeds for my translational breast cancer research thesis which was funded by the Breast Cancer Action Research Group. This positive research experience during my surgical training has shaped my consultant post which has a strong academic component. I am the chief investigator for the MARECA study (national study of management of breast cancer locoregional recurrence and oncological outcome) which is a NIHR portfolio study funded by the Leeds Hospitals Charity. The joint Leeds Hospitals Charity and Breast Cancer Action Research Group grant funding and fellowship offers a wide range of opportunities to carry out breast cancer research projects which aims to have positive impact on patient care in Leeds and beyond. This call for grant funding and fellowship is open to researchers at various career stages and we welcome application from Leeds Teaching Hospitals staff and its academic partners.'             - Dr Kim

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