GKLT Research

CCLG Grace Kelly Ladybird Project Grant

CCLG is pleased to launch a research funding opportunity in partnership with the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust.

The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust was set up in memory of Grace Elizabeth Kelly who passed away from a malignant rhabdoid tumour at the age of 4. It is working to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer, working with both clinicians and parents to aid earlier diagnosis. The Trust also works in partnership with CCLG to fund research in into rare solid tumours (particularly renal) of childhood including malignant rhabdoid tumours.

CCLG Grace Kelly Ladybird Project Grant

Funding is available to support research into paediatric malignant rhabdoid tumours (MRT), or research into multiple rare solid tumours of childhood ideally including MRT. Funded projects will improve our understanding of the disease and help improve the outlook for children. A grant of up to £50,000 is available.

Applications to this funding round should be scientific proposals that study:

  • The accurate diagnosis of MRT, or multiple rare solid tumours of childhood ideally including MRT; or
  • Treatment for MRT, or multiple rare solid tumours of childhood ideally including MRT

Our project grants may support stand-alone projects, research that is part of a wider project or trial, or research that is likely to lead to a further, larger grant application to a major funder of research.

Applications will be judged on

  • Scientific quality and impact
  • Relevance
  • Scientific Leadership
  • Justification of resources

Application Process

  • The application form can be downloaded below. They must be completed by 23.59 on Sunday 19 March 2017 and submitted to info@cclg.org.uk
  • A hard copy of the signature page should be sent within seven working days of this deadline to:
    • Research Administrator
      Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
      University of Leicester
      Clinical Sciences Building
      Leicester Royal Infirmary
      Leicester LE2 7LX
  • Applications will be awarded through a competitive peer reviewed process (in line with AMRC principles) and a recommendation will be made by our Research Advisory Group (RAG) to the CCLG Executive, in consultation with the trustees of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust, who will have final decision on the grants awarded.
  • Awarded grants will be subject to the CCLG Research Grant Terms and Conditions.

Informal enquires can be made to Ashley Gamble, Executive Director.

CCLG Grace Kelly Ladybird Project Grant: Application form 

How research applications are selected

Excellent research governance is at the heart of our research decision making. Our independent Research Advisory Group (RAG) overseas our research grant rounds and follows our Principles of Peer Review Policy. All of our RAG members and external peer reviewers are asked to declare any Conflicts of Interest and adhere to our Grant Review Code of Conduct . Following peer review, the RAG will discuss and rank the applications for funding. 

CCLG is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities