Target Ovarian Cancer’s UK-wide ovarian cancer research programme is now closed for new applications. The next round will be announced in 2020. Applicants within the current round may refer to the timetable below.
Target Ovarian Cancer – Translational Research Awards
To accelerate research that delivers patient benefit. Projects will optimise and develop more effective and less toxic treatments for ovarian cancer, with a special focus on treatments that will improve overall survival. These awards are not designed for basic or early discovery studies.
What we’re looking for
Many important challenges need to be overcome to improve treatments for patients. Some examples are provided below, however Target Ovarian Cancer will consider support for any research of relevance to optimising or developing new treatments.
- Identify new drug targets within subtypes of ovarian cancer and develop new targeted treatments
- Understand why tumours develop resistance to therapies, developing strategies to prevent and overcome resistance
- Develop new immunologic approaches to treating ovarian cancer
- Understand the effectiveness of existing drugs against different tumour subtypes
- Understand the effectiveness of specific drug combinations in subtypes
- Research to predict which patients will benefit from chemotherapy
- Develop appropriate treatments for older patients
- Identify prognostic markers that indicate response to treatment
- Develop robust surgical trials to validate new technologies and optimise treatments
For further information about our priorities, read a summary of our Research Strategy.
- Up to £200,000
- Find out how to apply for funding
Call for outline proposals opens
Closing date for submission of outline proposals
Full proposals invited from shortlisted applications
Deadline for submitting full proposals
Successful applicant(s) informed
- Find out more about the research we fund
- Read our research strategy for more information on our research priorities
- Check whether you’re eligible to apply for a grant
Target Ovarian Cancer does not receive any government funding. This research is only made possible through donations and legacies. If you would like to contribute to these research projects and improve the lives of women with ovarian cancer, please support us.