Team Science Award

Greater Manchester is home to some cutting-edge cancer research and this award celebrates the teamwork involved in research and discovery. Team Science defines the assembly of a group of individuals all working together to tackle a common goal. These teams will represent a multitude of different professions and backgrounds, bringing expertise and knowledge to help overcome challenges and turn new scientific discoveries into improvements to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, offering real benefits to our patients and the public.

Our judges are looking for:

  • An explanation of the team and their projects, research objectives and outcomes
  • Evidence of an interdisciplinary Team, covering multiple fields of research and involving patients or members of the public to help to shape the project
  • Evidence of how this research could provide a measurable impact for patients
  • The team or project must be working within cancer research facilities with the majority of researchers or leads based in Greater Manchester

This is the entry form for the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance Team Science Award 2024. Please use this space to tell our judges about the project, team or service that you are entering.

Please get straight to the point - remember our judges will have a lot to read!

Each category asks different questions, so please don't copy and paste as you may miss some of the most important questions.

Your Details

Please provide details of the team making the entry to allow us to contact you.

Project Summary

Provide us with a short summary of the project the team is working on in no more than 150 words. This may be added to our website after the awards, or used within press articles, enabling us to share knowledge and promote best practice across the Greater Manchester system. (150 words max)

Your Project

Provide us with a short, non-technical summary of the project you are working on. The summary should include information about the impact and benefits to patients or the wider public and should include evidence. A mixture of qualitative and quantitative data, which may include patient or professional testimonies is also acceptable. Please indicate if any data is unsuitable to be shared externally. (500 words max)

Team Science

Team Science is about working collaboratively across multiple disciplines and with different groups to solve complex problems. Explain how your team was assembled and how these collaborations have benefited the project. You should also include information on involvement with people affected by cancer or members of the public and how they have been able to help to shape your project. (400 words max)

Inequalities

Health inequalities exist throughout our population and reducing these are a critical element to improve the health and cancer outcomes of our population. Discuss the considerations given to reducing inequality as part of your nominees research/projects, along with the inequalities identified and how the project has addressed these.  (400 words max)

Other Comments

Include any other comments, information or testimonials that you feel are relevant to your submission that will help the judges to understand why you should be considered for this award. (200 words max)

Upload Image

Please include one image with your entry, which will be used on our website if your entry is shortlisted.

Accepted file types are .pdf, .jpg, .gif and .png only. Maximum file size is 15mb.

Please do not include any confidential information within your entry form. If you have confidential information included within your entry, please contact alison.foxley4@nhs.net or anna.perkins4@nhs.net who will help you submit information securely.

What Happens Next?

The closing date for entries is Friday 16th February.

Judging will take place during March, and if you are shortlisted you will be notified by Friday 22nd March.

Shortlisted teams will be required to make someone available to be filmed for a 1 minute film talking about their entry. This film will be available on our website, and will be used by patient and carer representatives to vote for the Patients Choice Award. Filming will take place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March at a convenient location.

Each shortlisted team will be invited to the Awards Ceremony on the evening of 14th May 2024, where the winners will be announced.  The ceremony will take place at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester.

THE JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL.