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ACED Early Career Pathway Awards act as a springboard for early-career researchers establishing independence by funding exceptional science and driving forward a transformational change in cancer early detection through collaborative research.

This award aims to help early career researchers expand their multidisciplinary skills, provide opportunities to obtain mentorship from researchers in the field, and to obtain preliminary data for future independent fellowship applications.

Funding is available for up to two years full time (or part time equivalent) for the applicant’s salary plus research expenses up to a maximum of £210,000 GBP / $270,000 USD.

Applicants must have completed their PhD (or equivalent higher research degree) by the application deadline. Applicants must have two Co-mentors who are named Alliance Members based at different ACED Member Centres. Applicants must be based at an ACED Member Centre with one of the Co-mentors hosting the awardee during the majority of the tenure of the award; spending time at another ACED Centre is strongly recommended. The current list of Alliance Members and FAQs for the application process can be found here.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to develop their multidisciplinary skills through this award. It is recommended that one of the Co-Mentors is in a complementary but distinct research area to widen the Applicant’s skillset.

Applicants are advised to read the guidelines in the first instance. Applications will be considered in any research area(s) listed in the ACED scientific strategy with a focus on early detection of primary cancer.

For further information and to request an application form please contact ACED@cancer.org.uk no later than Friday 26th July 2024.

The deadline for completed applications is Friday 23rd August 2024.

Funding decisions will be announced by the end of December 2024.

For guidelines, application forms and questions, please contact ACED@cancer.org.uk .

The ACED Cambridge Programme Manager is Dr Bridget Bannerman.