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£25,000 research award applications now open

Mesothelioma UK is committed to supporting research into all aspects of treatment and care related to mesothelioma. Working in collaboration with the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses (NLCFN) up to £25,000 is available for a NLCFN member or group of members to undertake a small-scale research study, a complex audit or a preliminary enquiry to support a larger grant application.

Application Process

The chief investigator must be a fully paid member of the NLCFN. The successful applicant will join the NLCFN Research Interest Group (RIG).

The application is to be made to the NLCFN RIG on this application form and accompanied by a full research proposal of up to 1000 words.

The project or study is to be independent of any program of education; it is not to be carried out as part of a course of study.

The proposed study must be 100% focused on mesothelioma and related to supportive or palliative care.

Timelines and schedule

The study is to be completed over a maximum 2 year period.

2 November 2017                       Grant 3 announced at NLCFN annual conference

24 January 2017                        Grant publicised at BTOG

2 April 2018                                Deadline for submitting application

4 May 2018                                Successful applicant notified & accepts

July 2018                                   Study Commences

July – December 2018               Ethics and Governance approvals

May 2020                                   Study Completed (Maximum time)


Funds will be held by Mesothelioma UK and released upon receipt of invoices made quarterly by the Chief Investigators employer.  Surplus funds will be retained by Mesothelioma UK and used for future research awards. Additional funds, exceeding the maximum £25,000 will not be available.

The final payment will not be made until the findings have been fully disseminated.



Mesothelioma UK trustees and supporters to be updated at the commencement and completion of the study and 6 monthly via newsletter, website and social media.

Findings from the study are to be submitted as an abstract to IMIG or IASLC followed by both the NLCFN and BTOG. A paper fully detailing the study is to be submitted for publication in a relevant peer reviewed journal.