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Our Travelling Prize Fellowships aim to provide a unique opportunity for the most outstanding early career researchers to begin to develop their independent research careers, working in the best research environments in the UK and overseas. Applicants should demonstrate the potential to be an independent researcher, and these Fellowships will help to accelerate the career trajectories of successful recipients and ultimately ensure they make the biggest impact for men affected by prostate cancer.

These Fellowships provide the opportunity to spend at least six months at another research institution to establish collaborations as well as learning new skills and techniques that will support career development as a prostate cancer researcher.

Eligibility and award

  • Awards are for three to four years. A period of at least six months must be spent outside of the Fellows' host institution (either elsewhere in the UK, or abroad). Awards can be for up to £250,000 if solely based in the UK, or a total of £300,000 if the Fellowship includes a placement at one or more institutions outside the UK.
  • Applicants must be within 2 years of their PhD viva (reasonable career breaks will be taken into consideration). Candidates may also apply if they are in the final year of their PhD, but in this instance, they will be expected to have successfully passed their viva within the next 12 months.
  • Travelling Prize Fellowships must be held at a UK-based University, NHS site or other recognised higher research institution.
  • All awards made will be in line with our terms and conditions (please note - these terms may be subject to change). 
  • All proposals must align with our research strategy.
  • Please see the Guidance document for further information.
Travelling Prize Fellowship Guidance 2019/20

Application process and assessment

Applicants should ensure that they download and carefully read the guidance notes.

  • These awards will open for application on 12 August 2019 and close 18 November 2019 at 12pm (noon).
  • Applications are firstly validated by the Research Team at Prostate Cancer UK to eliminate those which do not meet the basic eligibility criteria for this call.
  • Applications will be externally peer reviewed and then considered by our Research Advisory Committee who shall recommend which proposals be shortlisted to interview.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview. Interviews will take place in February 2020 (shortlisted applicants will be informed a couple of weeks before interview).
  • Once the final funding decisions have been confirmed, applicants will be informed of the outcome by email in March 2020.
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Application success rates

  • 2017/18: call closed.
  • 2016/17: 33% success rate, 6 applications received.
  • 2015/16: 33% success rate, 3 applications received.

Previously funded Travelling Prize Fellowships

You can view our current and previously funded Travelling Prize Fellowships by clicking on the links below.

Read Susan's top tips on applying to our Travelling Prize Fellowships 

Dr Susan Heavey is one of our current Prize Fellows. We caught up with her to hear about how she went about putting her application together, and what her top tips are for anyone thinking of submitting.