2021 Funding Round 

Taking action today to save lives in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is big and beautiful and while we have much to celebrate, sadly the lives of too many people in our region are cut short by cancer. Yorkshire Cancer Research is dedicated to changing this through funding impactful research and services. 

We invited applications to our 2021 Funding Round from 07 October 2020. This call has now closed. 

The call was for research testing the latest innovations in the NHS or local communities in the following areas:

•    Reducing the risk of developing cancer 
•    Improving early diagnosis and cancer screening
•    Improving treatments

The proposed work goal for this funding round was to reduce incidence of cancer in a given population and/or to increase cancer specific survival of cancer patients (but not at the expense of quality of life) during the course of the project. 

We aim to grant at least £10m in research funding through this funding round.


Funding Round Opens 07 October 2020
Preliminary Application Deadline 08 February 2021 - 12 noon (closed)
Invitations to Submit Full Applications Early April 2021
Full Application Deadline 28 June 2021 - 12 noon
Funding Decision December 2021 

Funding round information

For more information on the research topics please read the 2021 Funding Announcement.
Further details can be found in the Information for applicants.

The deadline for preliminary applications was midday on 08 February 2021. Preliminary applications will be taken through our strategic fit test and those that pass through will be invited in March to submit a full application. The deadline for invited full applications is midday on 28 June 2021.

Award terms

All key award information can be found here.