For researchers

A message from Simon Grieveson, our Head of Research Funding

Last updated Monday 15 June 

Please note: information about coronavirus for people who have, or have had, prostate cancer, can be found here.

Covid-19 has had an impact on every aspect of life, and we know the last few weeks and months will have been challenging for you as researchers. In turn, the crisis has forced us to face our own challenges as an organisation, and many of you will have put your projects on hold and enrolled your staff on the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help minimise the financial impact of the pandemic on your research grant. I want to thank you for your cooperation and understanding at this time. You’re helping to ensure that we emerge from this crisis in the best possible shape to continue supporting your life-saving research in the months and years to come.

We’re now entering a new phase of the Covid-19 pandemic where restrictions are beginning to ease, and research institutions across the country are preparing to re-open and allow certain projects to resume. We’re fully supportive of this transition and are here to help make sure your work can restart as quickly and seamlessly as possible. If you think your project may be able to restart, please let us know by emailing You can also refer to our FAQs for more information.

Your health and safety will remain a top priority for us as restrictions begin to ease. If you have any questions or concerns about how to resume your work while remaining safe, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll continue to closely monitor the situation and will issue further guidance to manage your Prostate Cancer UK-funded work in response to any changes in government guidelines.

Despite the gradual return to normality, we are unfortunately still anticipating a long-term drop in our income as a result of measures to contain Covid-19. As a result, future research funding decisions are still currently on hold. We are, as ever, completely committed to funding research to help us stop prostate cancer limiting men’s lives, and are doing everything we can to ensure as little disruption to our research programme as possible as the national situation unfolds. Thank you for your patience and understanding, we’ll update this page as and when our plans develop over the coming weeks.

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How we can support you and your research

We're the UK's leading charity dedicated to prostate cancer research. It's our mission to fund the highest quality research, and the most promising individuals, to transform treatment, diagnosis and prevention of prostate cancer. 

But our grant funding is just the start. We're dedicated to supporting the prostate cancer research community, who are making the breakthroughs that are changing men's lives. We can help strengthen your applications by putting you in touch with our Patient Network, support your trial recruitment, and keep you up to date with the latest opportunities in the field, to make sure your research will have the biggest impact possible for men affected by prostate cancer.


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Coming up

Major Awards in Curative Treatments - Applications now open

This joint initiative between Movember and Prostate Cancer UK aims to fund research that can improve the outcomes for men treated in the curative setting. 

This can be research that helps men select the most appropriate treatment for them, research aimed at increasing the effectiveness of initial treatment in terms of cancer control, or research focused on reducing side effects from initial treatment.

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Making Progress Day

If you’re an early career researcher, our annual Making Progress Day will provide you with a prime opportunity to present your research, network with your peers and establish future connections and collaborations.

In light of current events, we have decided to reschedule Making Progress Day 2020 for Friday 4th December.

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