Early Detection Innovation Sandpit and Award

24th Feb 2020

Cancer Research UK are excited to announce that we’re teaming up with Pancreatic Cancer UK and The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to run the next Early Detection of Cancer sandpit workshop. This time, we will be exploring novel technological approaches for the early detection of pancreatic cancer. The sandpit will be directed by Professor Eithne Costello at the University of Liverpool and Professor Stephen Pereira at University College London.

Applications are now open and we welcome candidates from a wide range of disciplines, including from those working in the fields of cancer biology, healthcare professionals, computer scientists, mathematicians and statisticians, engineers, physical scientists, and those working in the digital and technology space.

Sandpits are a unique approach to funding research – participants will explore a research challenge, build new collaborations and think creatively to develop a pitch for innovative research ideas.

Are you eligible?

You must be:

Creative, open-minded, and able to work effectively as part of a team

Willing to engage with those working in other disciplines

Able to attend 3.5 days of the workshop from 7–10 June 2020 in Bristol

Based in the UK

Over the course of the workshop, you’ll team up with others to develop pilot study proposals, which you’ll then pitch to receive funding for on the final day. If successful, your team will receive seed funding for one year to cover the cost of your study. 

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Please apply by 15 April.

For more information or to apply, please follow this link Early Detection of Cancer sandpit workshop 

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