This year Sarcoma UK aims to fund £550,000 into sarcoma research projects. This is the charity's largest ever research investment with an increase of £50,000 allocated to research in 2016.
We are launching two grant rounds in 2017 to reflect the charity's growing research programme: Round 1 is the Clinical Research round (awarding £250,000) which opens today; and Round 2 is a Basic Science round (awarding £300,000) which is planned for later in the year.
Today, Sarcoma UK launches Round 1 of its 2017 Research Grant call, with a funding round investing £250,000 into Clinical Research and Early Diagnosis Research.
As part of this, researchers can apply for the Roger Wilson Research Award in recognition of our founder and his vision that the charity should fund research as part of its mission. The 2017 Award theme is Early Diagnosis.
Professor Penella Woll, Chair of the RAC said ”We are delighted that the Sarcoma UK research programme continues to grow and we can continue our world-class research programme to fund more sarcoma research. Funding specifically into Early Diagnosis will provide much needed evidence into an area which sarcoma patients will benefit from”
Sarah McDonald, our Director of Research, Information & Support said “Thanks to our fantastic supporters, the sarcoma research programme grows again in 2017, last year we saw fantastic breakthroughs arising from funded research and we have many more to come”.
Our Research Strategy is focused on the improvement of quality of care for patients with sarcoma through delivery of more accurate diagnoses, improved treatment and a higher quality of life.