BASO~ the Association for Cancer Surgery project grant is awarded to assist surgeons to undertake research projects related to surgical or surgically linked cancer care. Projects should further the aims of the BASO~ACS (within relevant research areas – see below) and should be of clear benefit to patient care in the UK.

From 2022 onwards, all BASO Research Grants will be awarded under the  BASO/Rosetrees Research Grants in Cancer Surgery.

BASO ~ ACS is a NIHR non-commercial Partner. Research studies funded through our 'Project Grant' award scheme are eligible to access the NIHR study Support Service that is provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network.

The NIHR CRN can now support health and social care research taking place in non-NHS settings. Read the full policy: Eligibilty Criteria for NIHR CRN Support.

In partnership with your local R&D Office, we encourage you to involve your local NIHR team in discussions as early as possible when planning your study. This will enable you to fully benefit from the support available through the NIHR Study Support Service.

If your study involves NHS sites in England you will need to apply for Health Research Authority Approval. Click here for the Guidance.

Nature of Grant

Applications were sought for discrete projects such as projects seeking funding for the initial development of clinical trials, studies aimed at initial data collection to inform the design of a future trial or systematic reviews.

Subject to satisfactory applications, one or more awards up to the total value of £6,000 were be made and were the awarded for one academic year.

Click here to view the list of Research Areas this grant was awarded in.


Adjudication is by the panel of experts drawn from the BASO National Committee, advised by its panel of external referees to ensure a high level of technical expertise. Members of the BASO National Committee will not be able to sit on the panel if they have applied for an award (directly or indirectly) or if they have any other conflict of interest. The process will also be audited for ethnicity and diversity of applications to ensure freedom from bias.

Particular weight shall be given to the track record of the applicant or their team. In the case of early career researchers weight shall be given to their potential to benefit from the research, the innovative qualities of the work to be.


The successful awardees will be required to submit a report 6 months after completion of the work to ensure key targets have been met and will be invited to present their findings at the BASO~ACS Annual Scientific Congress. All projects will be required to show evidence of patient engagement in the design of the project.

Winners of BASO~ACS (NIHR) Research Project Grant

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