Applications for the 2022 John Goldman Fellowships are now closed.

Our John Goldman Fellowships were created in honour of Professor John Goldman (1938 – 2013), a renowned haematologist and pioneer in the treatment of leukaemia.

These prestigious awards are aimed at early career researchers with a passion for science, a desire to develop new ideas and translate scientific advances into clinical practice. Successful applicants will demonstrate that they are the potential scientific/clinical leaders of the future. Their proposed research project must be novel with the capacity to make advances in our knowledge of leukaemia and related diseases and the development of new and kinder treatments.

Continued investment in 2022

Leukaemia UK is delighted to continue its investment and funding for early career scientists and clinicians and to offer our John Goldman Fellowships in 2022. We have now increased the maximum award available to £150,000.

Olive Boles Innovation Award

This was a new award for 2021 and will be conferred every year to one fellowship awardee. This accolade will be awarded in combination with a fellowship and in recognition of an innovative higher-risk idea that could contribute significantly to our understanding of leukaemia. Every year, one awardee will be selected as part of the normal peer review process and awarded the combined Leukaemia UK John Goldman Fellowship and Olive Boles Innovation Award.

Who can apply?

Applications for the 2022 John Goldman Fellowships are now closed.

Applications are accepted from scientists and clinician-scientists working in UK universities, research institutions or hospitals. There is no age limit, although the fellowship programme is designed to provide funding at a critical point in a researcher’s career - the transition to becoming an independent researcher.

Awards are offered up to £150,000 to span a minimum 18-month and maximum 2-year period.

Key dates

Shortlisting for interview: Mid May 2022 - successful applicants will be notified by Monday 16th May 2022

Interviews: 6th June 2022

Award announcement: July 2022

Please note:

A maximum number of 20 applications will be considered for the fellowships, early application is therefore recommended. 

If you have any questions or queries regarding the fellowships, please email our Head of Research, Policy & Information, Dawn Farrar.

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