The Lady Tata Memorial Trust invites applications worldwide for Awards to individuals to support research on leukaemia. Awards are restricted to studies of leukaemogenic agents, and the epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunology and genetic basis of leukaemia and related disorders for the Academic Year beginning 1 October. Awards are open to suitably qualified investigators of any nationality. Priority will be given to those intending to move to other centres with a view to establishing scientific collaboration between laboratories and/or progress towards scientific independency.
Applicants more than 6 years post PhD are unlikely to be funded and if they do apply they should strongly justify why. Applications should be made by the individual to be funded, not the PI of the host lab.
Awards are for a maximum of £35,000, and tenable for one year.
Subsequent applications for a second year of funding will not be accepted.
To apply for an award complete the
online application form
Applicants may frame the context of their proposal within a broader project but should use the 'Justification for support' section to clearly explain what difference impact Lady Tata funding will make. Project aims and anticipated outcomes should be consistent with the amount and duration of funding. Applicants should upload any references or letters of support, and may upload relevant supporting information (maximum two sides of A4) such as preliminary data, figures etc.
In addition to the awards, one or more MPhil/PhD Lady Tata Studentships may be granted,
normally for two years with renewal for a third year being considered on the basis
of the strength of the eighteen-month progress report.
These Studentships are for applicants to start a PhD; they are not designed to support an ongoing PhD funded by other sources.