Skip to content

All you've got to do is call 0808 808 1010 0808 808 1010 Call free, 365 days a year



Laboratory research

Tenovus Cancer Care has a long and distinguished history of funding world class laboratory research that has made a huge difference to the treatment of countless cancer patients.

Meet Professor Shareen Doak

We funded Shareen Doak’s PhD back in 2000 on Barrett’s oesophagus. She’s now the youngest professor at Swansea University and was the lead supervisor for another Tenovus Cancer Care funded PhD studentship on prostate cancer in 2013.

We currently fund PhD studentships in cancer research, both in the laboratory and in the social sciences. We look for projects that address the issues faced by people affected by cancer today, and the best methods of preventing and treating cancer in the future.

PhD studentships are open to any academic institution based in Wales. They will be for a period of up to four years at a maximum of £30,000 per annum for laboratory based projects, and £20,000 per annum for non-laboratory projects.

Current funding opportunities


If you would like to sign up to receive our funding call list and be notified when the next round is open please complete the form here.


Tenovus Cancer Care is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). All AMRC members support the AMRC position statement on the use of animals in research.