The Work We Fund

Funded projects
Men's Health Partners
"We work closely with our global men's health partners to ensure collaboration, transparency and accountability for every project we fund. We monitor this through report cards which detail what we seek to achieve, key measures and the impact." - Owen Sharp, CEO
Prostate Cancer
"Together with the brightest minds in research, we aim to achieve significant breakthroughs in the hope of beating prostate cancer. Our disruptive funding approach identifies revolutionary ways to accelerate health outcomes by creating strong, global collaborative teams." Dr. Colleen Nelson, Global Scientific Chair.
Men's Health
"One Mo can help change the face of men’s health through the powerful conversations created globally during Movember. Men have the chance to confidently discuss men’s health with people around them, resulting in men taking action early, helping change and save lives." Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programmes
Mental health and suicide prevention
“We’re alarmed by the increasing number of men who take their own lives around the world. We are working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to reach out to others for support when they’re struggling.” 
Craig Martin, Global Director - Mental Health & Suicide Prevention programs
Testicular Cancer
“Despite being the 2nd most common cancer in young men, testicular cancer is often a forgotten cancer due to early detection and treatment. Our projects look at underinvested areas such as improving access to healthcare services and treatment options for relapse” Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programmes.

Movember Travelling Prize Fellowships

Movember Funding to Date

GBP 592,986

What we seek to achieve

Historically, the only way that researchers could develop their scientific and leadership skills between the end of their PhD and the point at which they were ready to establish their own research group has been to take post-doc positions on projects awarded by us and other funders. This route still remains available, however, we believe that there are significant benefits in providing fellowship funding to extremely promising researchers immediately after their PhD studies are completed. These Fellowsh

United Kingdom
Implemented by
Prostate Cancer UK
Project start date
March 2017
Project Status
In Progress

About the project

Our Travelling Prize Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for the most promising prostate cancer researchers to make an early start in developing their independent research careers, working in the best research environments in the UK and overseas, and holding substantial funding as a principal investigator. Our aim is for these Fellowships to support the most outstanding researchers to begin to develop their own research programme, setting them up to be competitive for fellowships at more senior levels, accelerating their career trajectories, and ultimately ensuring that they make the biggest difference for men affected by prostate cancer as quickly as possible.

This Fellowship Scheme is as an opportunity for early career researchers to gain experience and learn techniques from other groups, and an opportunity to build professional collaborative networks that will increase the impact of the prospective Fellow’s research and will assist in the transfer of knowledge across institutional and national borders. 

These awards were made according to Prostate Cancer UK’s independently audited processes including open competition through a call for proposals, full written peer review by international, non-conflicted experts and finally funding recommendations provided by an expert panel drawn from Prostate Cancer UK’s Research Advisory Committee after interviewing the shortlisted candidates.

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