Research funding and partnerships

We invest in research that helps us to understand the numbers, needs and experiences of people affected by cancer and generates the evidence needed to enable a better cancer story. We want to fund the highest quality research with the most potential to benefit people affected by cancer. To support us to do this we have a clear and transparent review process that draws on the expertise of scientists, clinicians and people affected by cancer to facilitate the decision-making process.

  • Our research strategy

    Discover more about our research strategy and priorities.

  • Macmillan's Research Grants Scheme

    Read more about our competitive grant funding scheme for UK-based researchers.

  • Active research grants

    We fund a diverse academic portfolio of academic research, from longitudinal cohort to data linkage studies, with research environments ranging from the clinical to academic.

  • Our partnerships

    We work with various partner organisations across the UK to help us increase the range and scope of our evidence.