Membership Overview

Working together to
promote the advance
of all aspects of
cancer research.

BACR provides a number of travel bursaries and fellowships for members of at least one year’s standing, awarded on a competitive basis:

  • BACR/CRUK Student travel awards
  • Non-student travel awards (formerly meeting bursaries)
  • Travel/exchange fellowships
  • Mid-career fellowships

Application deadlines

The three application deadlines for the BACR bursaries and fellowships each year fall on 28th February, 30th June and 31st October.

Applications are considered together after this deadline, and applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their applications within a month of the deadline. Monies awarded are paid retrospectively, following production of a completed expenditure form with receipts.

Note that for requests for participation in conferences/workshops (BACR/CRUK student awards and non-student travel awards), the date of the meeting must be at least one month following the application deadline. We cannot fund retrospective applications, since one of the award criteria is recognition of BACR on the conference presentation/poster. Applicants should therefore plan their applications well in advance, taking careful note of the deadlines.

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Criteria for awards

For BACR/CRUK student and non-student travel awards, the following criteria apply when assessing applications for potential funding

  • Participation (oral presentation or poster) in a high quality conference/workshop relevant to cancer research.
  • An abstract (submitte
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Please see the specific bursary and fellowship guidance notes for details of how to apply.