Breakthrough Cancer Research is an Irish Medical Cancer Research Charity focused on funding research leading to new treatments for cancers that do not respond or are poorly served by available treatments. Breakthrough is committed to funding research to improve cancer care and outcomes and we ensure patient benefit is at the core of our efforts.  We emphasise clinically engaged projects, throughout the patient journey which will positively impact survival of patients with the toughest to cure cancers.

Breakthrough is inviting research applications which:

  • Are patient-focused and respond to an unmet clinical need in Pancreatic, Lung, Brain, Blood, Liver, or Paediatric cancers only
  • Can demonstrate a path to translation into an intervention/treatment (even if over longer-term), and
  • Align with our Strategic Research Priorities


Funding of up to €300,000 will be provided, for projects from 12 up to 36 months.  We are inviting Expressions Of Interest (2-3 pages max) to be submitted on or before Monday 6th September 2021.  Following review by our Scientific Advisory Committee, shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 18th October 2021.  Additional infomration including the EOI template can be found here.





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