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Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s portfolio covers short and long term funding of laboratory based research, career development awards and clinical trials.

We have a leaflet, 'For Researchers' summarising the research grants that we cover, this can be downloaded here.

 

Please note that approved grants have to be administered via a UK institution.

 

Research projects

The following applications are considered by the Research Committee which meets three times a year in February, June and October.

Project grants are awarded for up to three years usually for the support of one technician, research assistant or post doctoral scientist to carry out a clearly defined project.  Applications are considered by external peer review and the Research Committee.

Specialist programmes are awarded for up to five years to support a team of researchers to tackle more extensive, long-term goals.  Invited applications are considered by a site visit and external peer review, followed by a report to the Research Committee.

Applicants for all specialist programmes must contact the Research Director, Professor Chris Bunce via Sara Darling at sdarling@beatingbloodcancers.org.uk or on 020 7405 0101, before any application can be considered.

Training and Career development awards

The following applications are considered by the Training and Career Development sub-Committee which meets twice a year in February and October.  The sub-Committee makes recommendations to the Research Committee on the following applications.

Clinical Research Training Fellowships are for haematologists in training for the award of a PhD. Applications are considered by external peer review and short listed candidates will be interviewed by the sub-Committee.  Please note the dates of the sub-Committee meetings when submitting an application to ensure availability for interview.

Gordon Piller PhD Studentships are only available to current Grantholders.  Studentships are selected in October each year for the recruitment of outstanding science graduates during the next academic year.

Senior Career Development Awards
All applications for senior career development awards are considered by external peer review and short listed candidates will be interviewed by the sub-Committee.  Please note the dates of the sub-Committee meetings when submitting an application to ensure availability for interview.

Applicants for these awards must contact the Research Director, Professor Chris Bunce via Sara Darling at sdarling@beatingbloodcancers.org.uk or on 020 7405 0101, before any application can be considered.

Once confirmation of suitability for application has been given then the LLR Grant Tracker website will allow access to the relevant application type.

Clinician Scientist awards are made in partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences to promote recruitment into academic haematology.   The award provides up to four years support for PhD qualified haematologists in training to combine post doctoral research with completion of training for CCST.  The award is at StR grade.

Bennett Fellowships are awarded to outstanding clinical and non-clinical qualified post-doctoral researchers to establish themselves as independent investigators in any aspect of haematological research relevant to the mission of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Awards are up to five years in duration together with one research assistant or post-doctoral post.

Visiting Fellowships are awarded to outstanding clinical and non-clinical qualified post-doctoral researchers to spend two years in a European or international centre of excellence in order to gain new skills and experience relevant to career ambitions.  A third year can be provided subject to peer review of a further application.  Visiting Fellows are expected to return to the UK to establish themselves as independent investigators.

Lectureships/Senior Lectureships can be awarded to outstanding clinical and non-clinical candidates in partnership with a host Institution/University.  The basis of an award must be discussed with the Scientific Director before an application can be considered.

Other awards
Elective Bursaries to the value of £1,200 are available to final year medical undergraduates from UK universities for overseas electives.  These are considered in February each year.

Clinical Trials

The following awards are considered by the Clinical Trials Committee in March and September each year

Clinical Trial awards promote phase I/II trials of new chemotherapy and biological entities as a precursor to definitive phase III trials.  Application is by submission of an outline protocol for external peer review and by presentation to the Clinical Trials Committee.  Subject to support for the outline protocol a full protocol will be invited for approval at the next meeting of the Clinical Trials Committee.

The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Early Phase Trials Development team based at the University of Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit will help all UK investigators prepare outline protocols for clinical trials. This is to help translate laboratory research into innovative trials of new treatments for blood cancer in the shortest possible time.

For more information and to get in contact with the trials team please visit www.cancersciences.bham.ac.uk/crctu/teams.

Trial associated research projects are laboratory based research projects which are integral to clinical trials and essential for the analysis of primary and/or secondary end points and clinical outcome. Applications are considered by external peer review and, if appropriate, by presentation to the Clinical Trials Committee.

Applicants are asked to contact the Research Director, Professor Chris Bunce via Jenny Trigg at JTrigg@beatingbloodcancers.org.uk or on 0207 504 2255, before any application can be considered.


All application types must go through our on-line application system: LLR Grant Tracker.

https://www.lrgrants.org.uk