• Breakthrough Cancer Research funds researchers with projects that aim to improve cancer care and survival.  We favour funding ideas which are patient focused and/or clinically linked and translationally oriented. We look for projects which fulfil our current research priorities.  Bench projects are considered but should a have clear path to translation, however long, and researchers should be clear on the unmet need or clinical challenge the project seeks to address.
  • We fund in a variety of ways including through our own fellowships and scholarships and also through joint funding and partnership schemes such as the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme and the Irish Research Council's Enterprise partnerships.
  • Additionally, individual project grants can be sought and the process is different depending on the level of funding sought. Our Scientific Advisory Board discuss potential awards at various intervals during the year so it is advised to make informal inquiries before applying to [email protected]
Breakthrough Cancer Research Innovation Grant Programme 2024 - Opened
Cancer Research PhD Scholarship 2024 - Closed
Breakthrough Summer Student Scholarship supported by the AIB Community Fund 2024 - Closed
2024 HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme - Closed for Expression of Interest
Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme 2023-2024 (Postgraduate and Postdoctoral) - Closed
Irish Research Council New Foundations 2023 - Closed
HRB Applied Partnership Awards 2022 - Cycle 2 now Closed
Cancer Research Fellowships 2023 (CRF) - Closed
Breakthrough Cancer Research All-Ireland – Cancer Network (AllCaN) Programme Grant- Closed