The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust is proud to have worked hard to develop a fair and transparent research grant award process. We have done this to make the most effective use of our resources by supporting the best possible research in line with the principles of peer review which have been set out by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC).


Funding Call

Each year, usually in September, the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust will issue a request for applications to invite researchers to submit their research proposal ideas. If there are currently any open funding rounds, you will see details of these here.


Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust research grants


Applications are reviewed by the GKCCT Research Advisory Panel via a competitive process. They are assessed on their innovation, quality of research, excellence and in particular, their relevance to childhood cancer and how the results of the research could potentially translate into improved outcomes for children with cancer.

All applications for grants over £30,000 are sent for external written peer review.

Before completing an application for funding, we request that you read the following information below.




Terms and Conditions

We request that you read our Grant Terms and Conditions thoroughly before starting an application.


Lay summary

Writing a lay summary is different to writing a scientific abstract. Please read and adhere to our guidance on writing lay summaries before completing this part of your application. 


Current open funding rounds


About our research advisory panel

The research advisory panel (RAP) should comprise of experts in the fields of paediatric oncology and medical research particularly of the rarer cancer subtypes. It should also comprise of individuals from a wide range of institutions and ideally should contain at least one expert parent reviewer.

Panel members are appointed for a fixed term of office of three years, with the possibility of renewing for a second three-year term.

It is possible at times for committee members to apply for grants, but charities should ensure that all awards are approved in accordance with their conflict-of-interest policy.

A single individual should not be responsible for nominating all members of the Research Advisory Panel and membership should represent a fair balance of experience, scientific disciplines, institutions, age, gender, ethnicity and geographical location.

As per AMRC recommendations, the GKCCT Research Advisory Panel comprises of at least five people including the chair. Our current RAP members.

The names of members of the research panel are openly published on the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust website as a part of the information we provide about the peer review process.