ABC UK Grants

As well as participating in and supporting research, we also actively encourage and fund research and projects to improve outcomes for patients.


ABC UK Improving Outcomes for Patients Programme

This new small grants programme - aimed at encouraging work that will directly improve patient outcomes and experience launched in November 2016.  The programme is designed to focus on small, innovative projects that can demonstrate clear outcomes and improve knowledge, enable change and have a direct impact on patient experience.  There is little research investment in bladder cancer or improving outcomes for those with bladder cancer or their experience as a patient and our aim with this programme is to actively encourage work which will have an impact on patients and also act as a catalyst to encourage other projects.  

Our view of what constitutes an eligible project is deliberately broad and not limited to lab-based research projects (although, of course, these are of great interest).  The programme is open to applications from cancer specialists, nurses, those in primary care and researchers. 

We are delighted that this first 2017 grants round, which has now closed, had a highly encouraging response from applicants and we were impressed by the range and potential impact of the projects put forward.  We will be announcing details of the winning grant projects shortly.


ABC UK Improving Outcomes for Patients Programme 2018  

ABC UK can announce that our Improving Outcomes for Patients Programme will now become an annual ABC UK core programme.  The second round for 2018 grants will open for applicants later in 2017 - application date to be confirmed.

We are delighted to have identified the need for this kind of grants programme relating to bladder cancer and look forward to reporting back on the successful projects.

If you would like to register your interest in the 2018 programme please contact us on

Applicant guidelines for the 2017 Programme are below for information only - the 2018 Programme may vary in detail and category of entry.


IOP Programme Guidelines

IOP Programme Application Form


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