Our project grants were created in 2017 to support senior researchers and their teams

We understand that project grants are the cornerstone of health research funding. They have the potential to expand our understanding of leukaemia and related diseases, to discover and develop new treatments for the disease which ultimately aim to improve the outcomes for all those diagnosed.

We provide funding for the haematoncology research community, the very best scientists and clinicians who share our commitment and dedication to bring about real change in the treatment and care for all those affected by leukaemia and related disorders.

Leukaemia UK’s project grant awards fund only novel, clearly defined projects and will not financially supplement existing research projects.

Successful applications must be able to demonstrate:                                                                                                         

  • An innovative research project idea
  • Scientific excellence
  • The potential for high scientific and/or clinical impact
Who can apply?

Applications are invited from established research group leaders, senior clinician scientists and/or senior research scientists with an outstanding research track record from across the UK. Grants are available for up to £250,000 to span a maximum three-year period.

Application process

We will be accepting applications on 1st May 2022. 

Key dates

Open for applications: 1st May 2022

Application deadline: 30th June 2022

Award announcement: December 2022

If you wish to apply for a Leukaemia UK project grant, please read our Project Grant Guidelines before completing our Project Grant Application Form.

Please be aware of Leukaemia UK’s standard Terms and Conditions before applying.

Please note: a maximum number of 20 applications will be considered for our project grants, early application is therefore recommended.

Total project grant applications received: 0

If you have any questions or queries regarding Leukaemia UK project grants, please email our Head of Research, Policy & Information, Dawn Farrar.

Previous outcomes

  • The success rate for 2017 applications was 8%
  • The success rate for 2018 applications was 11%