Why an open, competitive grant call?
When I joined PCRC last September, the charity was clearly at a very exciting stage. Although the charity had a great history, the team were forward-thinking, looking for ways to grow and improve upon what PCRC already did so well. Some fantastic work had been done by my colleagues, and the charity had substantially increased its income.
We now have enough resources to grow our research by 75% in a single year. We want to fund the best research we possibly could, so we invited any researcher at a UK institution to apply for funding.