Press Release – 17 October 2018

Leukaemia UK is delighted to launch its new Future of Haematology Grants Programme, providing funding for Early Career Development and Mentorship projects for all staff working in a haematology specialism. This new funding opportunity has been designed to support professionals still at an early stage in their careers.

Talking about the launch of this programme, Professor Antonio Pagliuca, Professor of Stem Cell Transplantation at King’s College London and Chair of Leukaemia UK’s medical panel, said, “This innovative programme offers flexible seed funding for haematology professionals still at an early stage in their careers, to explore novel projects, and find innovative approaches to blood cancer treatments and patient care. Leukaemia UK is a charity at the forefront of supporting best haematology care, practice and innovation so I would encourage applications from all staff who are at an early stage in their haematology career, with suggestions or proposals for interesting avenues of work.”

The programme is additionally seeking to encourage the sharing of best practice in the UK, by funding travel and subsistence expenses for mentorships of up to 3 months. The submission deadline for applications is 30th November 2018.

Angela Smith-Morgan, Leukaemia UK’s CEO, added, "We have launched this programme to encourage new ideas, new ways of doing things, which might then pave the way for significant investment and long term change. We want to encourage applications from any staff specialising in haematology so this could include a CNS wishing to learn best practice at another hospital, a junior doctor wanting to compare treatment regimes and outcomes in different hospitals, or a physiotherapist investigating new approaches and benefits for haematology patients."

To apply for a grant under this programme please read the grant guidance and to apply follow this link


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