Project information

Trainee Haematologist Research Programme

We are seeking new and innovative research in the field of blood cancer, by targeting clinicians still going through training in the field.


Charity information: Leukaemia UK

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  • Need


    It is hard for haematologists early in their careers to find money to undertake research. As research programmes become more sophisticated and very expensive to undertake, we believe that there is a risk of missing the 'small investment - big change' opportunities.


    We want to offer small pots of flexible research money to haematologists still in training, to explore interesting avenues, and find innovative approaches to blood cancer treatments and patient care.

    Offering support uniquely to this group will also encourage talented clinicians to stay in the discipline of blood cancer research in this country.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Finding a cure for blood cancers


    » We will provide research grants of up to £5K per clinician, to fund agile, innovative proposals

    What success will look like

    A successful grant will attract further external funding from a big funder - likely to be a multi-year, multi-million pound investment

    Aim 2

    Improving the patient experience of their blood cancer


    » We will fund innovative ideas to address patient care - this might be as simple as improving clinic wait times, to providing better facilities

    What success will look like

    Patient feedback, provided by the clinician

  • Impact


    We want to bring about a new attitude to funding research projects - 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 be open to new ideas, new approaches, new thinking


    A worst case would be that the research selected leads nowhere. This is not unusual, and we have limited this risk by identifying these small amounts of early-stage funding.

    It will still be a worthwhile investment in the future career of a promising haematologist.


    We will provide a list of these research projects, progress and final reports from the clinicians, on our website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £55,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £55,000 Blood cancer research 10 to 20 grants to clinicians throughout the UK
  • Background


    Any UK hospital is eligible to apply


    There are 137 different blood cancers, and in the UK one adult is diagnosed every 14 minutes. This does not include the significant numbers of children and young adults suffering from leukaemias and lymphomas in particular.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    No other charity offers such research monies . We have been working for over 40 years to advance the cure and treatments for all blood cancers, and we won't stop until blood cancer is no longer the devastating disease it is today.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr Robert Carr

    ELF Trustee Dr Carr has spent a successful career in haematology, and is grateful to his early sponsors who supported his career - this is his idea!

If it wasn't for Leukaemia UK, this department would not be here!

Professor Ghulam Mufti, Head of Haematological Medicine for Guys, Kings and St Thomas's Hospitals in London