Yorkshire Cancer Research launch workshop: Sheffield Pioneers & More Life to Live funds 2024 (R3)

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Wednesday 11 October 2023
Free to University of Sheffield staff, honorary staff, PhD students and prospective external fellows


Yorkshire Cancer Research has established two funds which are ringfenced for cancer research at Sheffield, thanks to the success of the cancer drug Lynparza, discovered at the university with funding from the charity.  The two funds, YCR Sheffield Pioneers and YCR More Life to Live, have the potential to transform cancer research at Sheffield.  The total size of the funds for 2024 has not yet been announced.  As an indicator, last year's funds were estimated at between £10m and £12m for YCR Sheffield Pioneers and between £3m and £4m for YCR More Life to Live.

We are delighted to welcome from Yorkshire Cancer Research Dr Kathryn Scott, CEO; Stuart Griffiths, Director of Research & Services; and Vicky Napp, Head of Research & Clinical Trials.  Neil Ferguson and newly appointed Growth Officer for Cancer Research Zoe Lingard from Research Services will also join.  At the workshop, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about award types, timings, review criteria and the outline internal review process and the external peer review process.  Discuss with colleagues from across the university and enjoy a networking lunch. 

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