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Opportunity profile: CRUK seeks to enlist immunologists

Research has demonstrated that the power of the immune system could be directed to attack cancers. Gemma Balmer, senior research funding manager at Cancer Research UK, tells Anna McKie how the charity intends to harness the UK’s expertise in immunology.

CRUK’s Cancer Immunology Project Awards aim to build the UK’s research base in cancer immunology by funding immunologists who are working in unrelated disciplines to focus on cancer. Proposals may address any area of immunological research, providing that its relevance to oncology is clearly articulated.

Awards are worth up to £300,000 over a period of up to three years. This may be used to cover salaries for researchers and technical staff, running expenses and equipment. Applications are open to scientists, clinicians or healthcare workers in UK universities, medical schools, hospitals and some research institutes. The next deadline is 17 May 2016.

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