Our funding schemes

Updated 15 Oct 2018

Our schemes include funding for laboratory-based research projects, training and career development awards and clinical trials.

Research projects

Applications to the following schemes are considered by our Research Committee.

Project grants - call for applications

Project grants are awarded for up to £250,000 and up to three years for clearly defined research projects addressing key questions in the field of blood cancer. The remit of the project grant scheme includes research projects that maximise the value and outcome of a clinical trial and specifically includes applications that would previously have been considered through the Trial-Associated Research Project scheme. Please note that new applications for biobank funding will not be considered.

All applications must be submitted via Grant Tracker.

We highly recommend that applicants read the Guidance for Applicants document for this round.

Applications will be reviewed by independent experts in relevant fields and applicants will have the opportunity to respond to the peer review comments. The applications, reviews and rebuttals will be assessed by the Research Committee. Criteria used to assess applications include:

  • Relevance to blood cancer, and people living with and beyond blood cancer
  • Quality of the research design and methodology
  • Ability to deliver the proposed research
  • Impact of the proposed research outputs
  • Strength and make-up of the research team
  • Value for money

Timelines

There are no project grant rounds open at the moment.

For enquiries, please contact the research team at research@bloodwise.org.uk

We are planning on opening the next project funding round in February 2019. We will be providing more information nearer the time.

Programme continuity grants

Current or recent holders of Bloodwise programme grants can apply for support to maintain core elements of their research programme, including but not limited to the retention of key research personnel. The purpose of this funding scheme is to allow successful applicants to maintain a strong blood cancer focus to their work, while maximising investment from other funders.

Funding will be available for up to £300,000 for up to 3 years. Potential applicants must discuss an application with the Bloodwise Research Team before they can begin an application in Grant Tracker.

We highly recommend that applicants read the Guidance for Applicants document for this round.

Applications will be reviewed by independent experts in relevant fields and applicants will have the opportunity to respond to the peer review comments. The applications, reviews and rebuttals will be assessed by the Research Committee. Criteria used to assess applications include:

  • Achievements from the previous programme grant
  • Relevance to blood cancer, and people living with and beyond blood cancer
  • Quality of the research design and methodology 
  • Ability to deliver the proposed research 
  • Impact of the proposed research outputs
  • Strength and make-up of the research team
  • Value for money

Timelines

There are no project grant rounds open at the moment.

For enquiries, please contact the research team at research@bloodwise.org.uk

We are planning on opening the next project funding round in February 2019. We will be providing more information nearer the time.

Training and career development awards

Training and career development award applications are considered by our Training and Career Development sub-Committee, which makes funding recommendations to our Research Committee.

Previous schemes included Gordon Piller PhD studentships, Bennett fellowships for post-doctoral researchers, Clinical Research Training fellowships for haematologists training for a PhD and Lectureships.

At present there are no open rounds for this committee. 

Clinical trials

Applications to the following schemes are considered by our Clinical Trials Committee

Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) clinical trial applications

The application process for TAP trials includes an iterative process of assessment of fit and feasibility before an application can be submitted through our grant tracker system. Please contact the TAP HUB Management team in Birmingham and the Bloodwise research team if you wish to discuss an application.

Birmingham TAP Team

Research Team 

Non-TAP clinical trials

We are not currently accepting applications for clinical trials outside the TAP network.

Trial-associated research projects

This funding scheme provided support for laboratory-based research projects that are integral to clinical trials and essential for the analysis of primary and/or secondary end points and clinical outcome. We are no longer accepting applications to this scheme, but you may now apply for support for this type of project through our standard project grant scheme.