Research Funding

Research Funding Opportunities

The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund (JHMRF) offers awards for research projects that aim to improve treatment and care for people with mesothelioma, and increase understanding of mesothelioma development and progression. To date, the JHMRF has awarded over £1,000,000 in research grants. Research grants become available when appropriate funding is secured but on average we aim to offer one major project grant and funding for smaller pilot or feasibility studies every 12 to 24 months.

The JHMRF also offers doctoral and training fellowships from time to time and welcomes applications with a sound research component from Institutes that can provide matched funding to support the fellowship.

Project Award 2013

JHMRF invites applications for a research grant. Funding is available to post-doctoral scientists or academics or medically qualified applicants. Proposals for laboratory, clinical, epidemiological or applied health research in mesothelioma are welcome. Proposals that have the potential to improve current treatments, to develop new treatment options or improve the way care is delivered for mesothelioma patients are of particular interest.

Grants are available for any period of time up to a maximum of three years and for any sum of money up to a maximum of £250,000. The work must be carried out at a research institution in the United Kingdom. Partner organisations in other EU countries can participate as co-applicants provided the work is led and coordinated by the UK centre.

The closing date for applications is: Friday 30 August 2013 at 5:00pm

Alternatively they can be requested by email from research@junehancockfund.org.

Applications must be submitted by email to research@junehancockfund.org by the closing date.

The Stennett Fellowship 2013

JHMRF invites applications for the Stennett Fellowship.  Funding is available for post-graduate study at masters or doctoral level to be undertaken at an accredited UK institution.

The fellowship will cover a post-graduate student stipend, training and development costs, and a contribution to the research costs needed to complete an identified research project. Full salary costs cannot be supported. The fellowship offers 1 year full-time funding (or 2 years part-time) to undertake a Masters degree or 3 years full-time funding (or 4 or 5 years part-time) to undertake a PhD. The fellowship is aimed at individuals of outstanding potential early in their research careers. An original proposal for a Masters or PhD research project and an associated training programme must form part of the application.

The closing date for applications is: Friday 30 August 2013 at 5:00pm

The JHMRF fellowship awards are designed to develop the skills of individuals to enable them to pursue a career in mesothelioma research. Research proposals should be for laboratory, clinical, epidemiological or applied health research projects that focus on mesothelioma and can demonstrate the potential to have an impact on patient treatment or care.

Alternatively they can be requested by email from research@junehancockfund.org.

Applications must be submitted by email to research@junehancockfund.org by the closing date.

 

Travel and Educational Grants

The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund (JHMRF) awards up to 10 travel grants each year. Applications will be considered from researchers and health care professionals to support travel to conferences where applicants will either present papers or speak to a poster exhibit.  In certain circumstances, grants may also be awarded for educational purposes, for example, for a study visit to an academic centre of excellence or to attend a course.  Applications for co-sponsorship with other organisations or institutions are welcome.  Individuals may apply for up to a maximum of £500.00 in any one year period. Applications to support conference presentations should include a copy of the submitted abstract.

Applications must be made in advance of the proposed travel to permit a decision to be taken before any expense is incurred.  To apply for a travel grant you will need to complete an application form.

An application form can be downloaded here  or requested by email.

Successful applicants will be expected to complete and return a claim form no later than one month after the travel date with details of the actual costs incurred.

A claim form can be downloaded here or or requested by email.

 

The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund is a UK registered charity (Reg No. 1121784) and a partner organisation of the National Institute of Health Research.