Grants and Research Funding | Breast Cancer UK

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Grants and Research Funding

Whilst there is no doubt that enough scientific evidence exists on certain chemicals to warrant immediate precautionary action, there remains a need for further exploration of how and why chemicals could be affecting our vulnerability to breast cancer, as well as confirming and identifying  which chemicals are the worst offenders.  

Therefore, each year Breast Cancer UK sets aside a proportion of its income for the purposes of supporting scientific research.

We work with scientists that are spearheading world class research into the existence and potential effects of cancer causing and hormone disrupting chemicals on the human breast.  We are pleased to have awarded grants to projects being undertaken by Brunel University, King's College London, Reading University, the University of Leeds (Dr Thorne)  and the the University of Leeds (Dr Matthews) and previously, to The University of Ulster and The Gordon Research Conference.  You can read more about these projects by navigating the column on the left hand side. 

How to apply

Applications are invited from initiatives which demonstrate a contribution to Breast Cancer UK’s charitable objective to further research into the environmental and chemical causes and prevention of breast cancers.

Funding is limited to £45,000 per project and each application will be assessed individually on its own merits.

Consistent with Breast Cancer UK’s view that there should be a transition away from in vivo animal testing, we will only consider funding for research which relies on Replacement Methods (non animal methods) of testing. Please see our policy on Animal Experimentation.

Applications must adhere to our Grant Funding Submission Criteria and Terms and Conditions.  Grant Funding Submission Criteria and a Grant Application Form can be downloaded and submitted to

The next closing date for grant funding applications will be in Autumn, 2018.

Assessment of applications is normally completed within four months of the submission deadline.

For more information or to discuss our grants programme please email Dr Margaret Wexler or call 0845 6801322


Page last updated May 15 2017

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