BASO~ACS PROJECT GRANTS
BASO~ the Association for Cancer Surgery project grant is awarded to assist surgeons to undertake research projects related to surgical or surgically linked cancer care. Projects should further the aims of the BASO~ACS (within relevant research areas – see below) and should be of clear benefit to patient care in the UK.
BASO ~ ACS is an NIHR non-commercial Partner. Research
studies funded through our 'Project Grant' award scheme are
eligible for consideration for NIHR Clinical Research Network
support and inclusion in the Central Portfolio Management System
(CPMS). The NIHR Clinical Research Network supports researchers and
the life sciences industry in developing, setting up and delivering
high quality research to time and target in the NHS in
Nature of Grant
Applications are sought for discrete projects such as projects
seeking funding for the initial development of clinical trials,
studies aimed at initial data collection to inform the design of a
future trial or systematic reviews.
Subject to satisfactory applications, one to two awards up to
the total value of £3,000 will be made. Normally the award will be
for one academic year.
Click here to view the list of Research
Areas this grant is awarded in.
Applications are judged on the basis of scientific excellence,
innovation and relevance to cancer research and potential impact on
policy and practice.Applicants should be:
- Full, trainees or affiliate members of BASO~ACS.
- Clinicians in Training or substantive Consultant posts, workers
in UK Universities, Medical Schools, Hospitals or Research
Institutions. Cancer Nurse Specialists working in UK Hospitals will
also be eligible.
Adjudication is by the panel of experts drawn from the BASO
National Committee, advised by its panel of external referees to
ensure a high level of technical expertise. Members of the BASO
National Committee will not be able to sit on the panel if they
have applied for an award (directly or indirectly) or if they have
any other conflict of interest. The process will also be audited
for ethnicity and diversity of applications to ensure freedom from
Particular weight shall be given to the track record of the
applicant or their team. In the case of early career researchers
weight shall be given to their potential to benefit from the
research, the innovative qualities of the work to be.
The successful awardees will be required to submit a report 6
months after completion of the work to ensure key targets have been
met and will be invited to present their findings at the BASO~ACS
Annual Scientific Congress. All projects will be required to show
evidence of patient engagement in the design of the project.
Once an award has been made, the successful candidate should
invoice the BASO~ACS for the sum agreed.
How to apply
Please email the documents listed below, collated in
readiness to be sent to the assessors, to BASO~ACS
- Completed application
form to include a lay abstract of up to 300 words, an
introduction setting out the background of the project and why it
is necessary (up to 1000 words) and including a defined set of aims
and objectives, a methods sections (500 words), a section detailing
outputs planned, details of collaborators (including letters of
support in appendices) and a detailed costing. Funds will not
be available to support the cost of personal computer
- CV of the lead applicant
- Letter of support from the head of department
- Equal Opportunity
Closing date for reciept of application is Monday, 2nd