Research & care Research funding opportunities Future of Haematology Grants Programme Our Future of Haematology Grants Programme provides funding for Early Career Development and Mentorship projects. We will announce in the coming months the next call for grants for our new Future of Haematology Grants Programme – providing funding for research projects undertaken by clinicians at an early stage in their Haematology Career and UK Mentorship projects. This innovative funding opportunity has been designed to support professionals throughout the UK still at an early stage in their careers, working with a haematology specialism. At Leukaemia UK we want to encourage staff to stay in the specialism and develop care pathways, research approaches and personal development experiences that will benefit both their long term careers in haematology AND improve their ability to provide potential improvements in care or advances towards improved treatments. 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 also seeking to encourage the sharing of best practice in the UK, by funding travel and subsistence expenses for mentorships of up to 3 months. Angela Smith-Morgan, Leukaemia UK’s CEO, added, ‘We were thrilled with the high quality of applications received when this programme launched in autumn 2018. I am delighted that we are now able to reopen our offer 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’ We anticipate that each grant awarded under this umbrella will be for up to £10,000. Once our next call for applications is announced, applicants will need to complete the application form here and for further guidance see here. Please note we are not currently accepting any applications. To find out more about the grants awarded to date under this programme click here. If you have any questions or queries about this programme or wish to be added to our mailing list to be notified when we launch our next call for grants, please contact Dr Dawn Farrar.