ABC UK Grants

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

ABC UK gives grants under two schemes:

  • ABC UK Improving Outcomes for Patients Programme
  • ABC UK Nursing Awards


ABC UK Improving Outcomes for Patients Programme 2020 

ABC UK's IOPP 2020 OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS ON 30 NOVEMBER 2019 UNTIL 28 FEBRUARY 2020 

The ABC UK IOP programme is an annual small grants scheme, launched in November 2016, and is the only grants programme in the UK dedicated solely to bladder cancer.  It is aimed at encouraging work to directly improve outcomes and patient experience for those with bladder cancer.  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 and also act as a catalyst to encourage other projects.

The grants programme is open to a wide range of applicants - those in primary care, urologists, cancer specialists and researchers. Our view of what constitutes an eligible project is deliberately broad - for example, projects might be aimed at improving patient experience in a practical setting, improving early diagnosis in primary care, focus on improving or developing treatments, be a data led piece of research or a lab-based project. 

The IOPP 2020 Guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded below.  Please note applications can only be accepted within the application window from the end of November 2019 until 28 February 2020.

If you would like to discuss your project idea in advance of an application, have any questions, or require assistance with your application - please contact us on info@actionbladdercanceruk.org

ABCUK_IOPP2020_Guidelines_Primary_Care_Research_Clinical.pdf

ABCUK IOPP 2020 APPLICATION FORM.docx

Action Bladder Cancer UK is a National Institute for Health Research(NIHR) non-commercial Partner. This means the studies that we fund may be eligible to access NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) support.  The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has extended support into health and social care research taking place in non-NHS settings.  More details below:

NIHR Guidance Notes.pdf 

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ABC UK NURSING AWARDS 2020

ABC UK's Nursing Awards 2020 OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS on 30 NOVEMBER 2019 UNTIL 28 FEBRUARY 2020 

We are delighted to be launching the dedicated ABC UK Nursing Awards.

We wish to acknowledge the great contribution made by specialist nurses to improving both patients' experiences and their treatment pathway.  We also wish to encourage more nurses to participate in ABC UK's Grants Programme and to apply for grant funding.   This category will give Awards to nurse-led projects and pieces of work - to encourage and fund small projects that will directly benefit bladder cancer patients. 

We are interested in stand-alone projects which will demonstrate clear outcomes and improve knowledge, facilitate change, explore different approaches and, most importantly, directly improve outcomes for patients or the patient experience.

We have streamlined the application process for the Nursing Awards and applied different categories which will help you apply for an award.

Within the ABC UK Nursing Awards, applications for an Award may be made for different kinds of work.  These are either for a new project or for a retrospective award.  Full information is given in the Guidelines below, and you can contact us to ask questions or talk through your ideas.

The ABC UK NURSING AWARDS Guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded below.  Please note applications can only be accepted within the application window from the end of November 2019 until 28 February2020.

ABCUK_Guidelines_Nursing_Awards_2020.pdf

ABCUK NURSING AWARDS 2020 APPLICATION FORM.docx 

Please contact us if you would like to discuss your project idea in advance of an application, have any questions, or require assistance with your application - please contact us on info@actionbladdercanceruk.org 

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