29th April 2019

Tenovus Research Strategy Grants

Tenovus Cancer Care brings practical advice, emotional support  and treatment to where it matters most; the heart of the community. We help cancer patients and their loved ones cope, and through our vital research, we offer hope.

We understand that patient needs can change, and want to make sure we are always offering the best possible services, in the rightway. To ensure that we do this, we want to explore new and innovative opportunities in order to deliver the most effective support for cancer patients and their families.

Our Research Strategy Grant funding stream helps us meet these objectives.

Current grants

You can see our current grants, here.

What is a Research Strategy Grant?

A research strategy grant is a funded piece of research over 2 years for up to £60,000 necessary to advance the services and activity provision of Tenovus Cancer Care. It is also a facility to conduct larger, more comprehensive evaluations to measure effectiveness of current services.

2019 Priority Themes

Each research strategy grant call will have priority themes. These themes aim to tackle a particular challenge with the ambition to increase reach, efficiency and effectiveness of the aims and objectives of Tenovus Cancer Care.

Theme 1: Behavioural changes
With 4 in 10 cancers preventable, there are numerous strategies available in Wales designed to influence behavioural changes. However, it is currently unclear as to the availability, efficacy and possible duplication of these interventions.
We require a comprehensive review of the current situation. The aim is to provide recommendations on which behaviours Tenovus Cancer Care should be targeting in future campaigns and how best to maximise our impact.

Theme 2: Earlier Presentation
We are looking for a comprehensive review to measure current presentation rates, the impact of presenting earlier and evidence-based interventions plus any strategies designed to improve this rate.

Theme 3: Living with and Beyond Cancer
What are the best models for delivering long-term cancer care including managing long-term side effects and late-effects of cancer and its treatment (e.g. primary and secondary care, voluntary organisations, self-management, carer involvement, use of digital technology, etc.)? The aim is to determine where Tenovus Cancer Care can make the best possible impact.

As this is research to directly address Tenovus Cancer Care strategy, we strongly recommend that you communicate with us prior to submitting an application. This will allow a discussion of plans which will ensure that applications are as suitable and aligned as possible.

Eligibility and Guidance
The Tenovus Cancer Care research strategy grants are open to those where the lead applicant is based in Wales. Co-applicants or collaborators may be from outside of Wales.
Projects must meet at least one of the proposed priority areas of Tenovus Cancer Care.
We welcome applications for projects up to a maximum of £60,000 in total, for funding for up to 2 years.

Please download our Expression of Interest guidance documentfor more information.

Current funding opportunities


How to apply

The application process consists of two stages – the Expression of Interest (EoI) stage and the full application stage. All applicants must complete the EoI form which can be downloaded here. Please send your completed Expression of Interest to by 24th June 2019.

Successful applicants will then be invited to submit a full application via e-mail.
For more information please contact Jess Hall, Research Grants Officer on 029 2076 8787 or email

Download the documents

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Research Strategy Grants Guidance Document

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Research Strategy Grants Expression of Interest Form

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