Thursday, 31 May 2012

Call for applications to the Tenovus Innovation Grants – “Relevant Research for Real People”

A diagnosis of cancer can have a devastating effect on patients and their families, bringing with it a wide array of physical, emotional and practical problems that need to be addressed at an already difficult time. With a cancer incidence amongst the highest in the world, a disproportionately aging population that predicts a continued increase in the incidence of cancer and a health system that is under huge financial pressure, Wales needs to develop new and innovative ways to help support an ever growing number of people throughout their cancer journey. To help do this, Tenovus are looking for applications to the Tenovus Innovation Grant scheme. We are looking for projects that meet the needs of cancer patients and their families in Wales, at all stages of their disease, from cancer prevention and healthy living, through screening, early detection and diagnosis, to survivorship or end of life care.
Projects must have a demonstrably beneficial effect on people affected by cancer or have the potential to do so in the future, and have realistic and sustainable aims and objectives. Applications with public and patient involvement at the heart of the proposal, and which demonstrate collaborative or partnership working, will be given priority. Please note that we are not accepting laboratory based projects in this call.  
The call is open to all, including individuals, patient groups, academic institutions, health professionals and voluntary organisations, based in Wales.  We welcome applications for projects of all sizes from £1000 up to £30,000 but they must complete within 12 months of receiving funding. The closing date for initial Expressions of Interest is 4pm on 26 June 2012.  To apply, please fill in our expression of interest form . Successful applicants will be invited, by August 1st, to submit a full application (closing date Sept 18 th). For further information about the call, please download and read our Innovation grant document. For more information, advice, or if you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us at or telephone 02920 768 850.

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