Applications for Research Funding
Oracle welcomes applications for research funding from any UK-based recognised medical research institution with a proven and demonstrable track record in head and neck cancer research.
Applications for funding of research projects are rigorously assessed by peer review and submitted to Oracle’s independent and voluntary Research Committee which considers whether they are consistent with Oracle’s objectives and if they meet Oracle’s project eligibility criteria. Applications that pass the initial review are then invited to present to our panel of Research Committee members in London.
Successful applications are submitted to the independent and voluntary Finance and Investments Committee which considers the expected costs of the project in the context of Oracle’s current and expected financial resources and decides whether the project is affordable from Oracle’s unrestricted reserves, or whether Oracle’s commitment should be contingent on sourcing external financing.
When approved by the Finance and Investments Committee the research application is tabled at the next Board meeting and if approved by the Board, Oracle issues a Grant Award Letter to the applicant under which Oracle commits itself to funding the project for its full term. Funding for the full duration of the project is conditional on the project leader providing an annual written and verbal progress update to the Research Committee.
Grants open for application:
The Research Committee meet twice yearly, in March and September.