New Round of Grant Applications Announced by Big C

18 July 2017

An invitation for new grant applications has been announced by Norfolk’s cancer charity, Big C, located on Norwich Research Park.

The grants are open to all research projects with a benefit to cancer patients, whether quantitative, qualitative or mixed methodology. Applications will be subject to peer reviews and consideration by a Research Advisory Panel of independent scientific experts and Big C trustees, before the awards are announced in December 2017.

Nikki Morris, Deputy Chief Executive at Big C said, “At Big C we’re proud to fund research to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. We are interested in receiving applications from across the broad spectrum of specialities with a potential benefit to cancer patients. If you have a cancer research project you think we’d be interested in funding, or if we’ve funded the first stage of your research and you’d like us consider the next stage, then please apply.

“The total sum available in this grants round is £327,698. Individual awards for research projects typically range from smaller start-up projects, to PhD studentships and fellowships. We look forward to hearing from scientists and clinicians involved in the first-class work being carried out in association with the Norwich Research Park.”

To apply, please visit and submit your application by the deadline of August 31st.

Big C funding has previously been secured for research projects from the Institute of Food Research (Quadram Institute), Earlham Institute and University of East Anglia’s School of Chemistry, School of Biological Sciences and Norwich Medical School. Successful grant applications have included projects investigating how to prevent the growth of prostate cancer; understanding cancer causing infections; stopping bowel cancer in its tracks; developing less harmful cancer detection and finding less intrusive surgery for melanoma cancer patients.

To learn more about the work Big C does to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney, please visit