Oxford | Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund – Request for Proposals

The Oxford | Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund is requesting individual or team proposals for research projects related, but not limited to:

– immunotherapy,
– metabolic therapies,
– early detection advancements,
– ‘high risk/high reward’ initiatives,
– and/or -omic approaches to cancer and drug development.


Positive criteria include the potential of a project to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer.


Gift awards range from £50,000 up to £200,000 for up to 2 years for both direct and indirect costs. You may apply for additional funding for the same projects on subsequent RFP rounds, though new projects will be prioritized. This fund does not support incremental research.

Funding will be available early May 2019. Post-award follow-up will entail 12- and 24- month progress and financial reports.


Proposals are due on March 8, 2019 at 5 pm EST (see proposal submission guidelines).



Further details about the fund and application can be accessed here.
The form for budget costs can be accessed via this link.

Proposals need to be submitted via the Emerson Collective’s online submission portal. (Further information on how to access the portal can be found in the documents attached or requested from Claire Bloomfield.)


If you plan to share commercially sensitive information in your application please contact Claire Bloomfield to ensure the submission is covered by an Non-disclosure agreement.


For further information or questions please contact Claire Bloomfield via Claire.bloomfield@oncology.ox.ac.uk.









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