The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Research and Innovation


Below is a range of AMRC funding opportunities within the scope of Pathology. The scope of Pathology is wide-ranging and as such, this list is by no means exhaustive of all funding opportunities. Please do not hesitate to contact the LTHT Research and Innovation Funding Development Manager to discuss other opportunities.


Ataxia-Telangiectasia Society

The AT Society has a call for projects of between 1 - 3 years, leading to major advances towards being able to treat neurodegeneration in AT.

Submission deadline; 4th September 2020.

Further details can be found here.

Ataxia UK

Ataxia UK hold two rounds of preliminary applications for funding each year in June and October.

  • Research projects
  • PhD studentships
  • Research fellowships
  • Travel awards for researchers or students presenting at conferences
  • Small grants for research projects (less than £5000)

Submission deadlines can be found here.


Project grants of up to £250,000 are available for up to three years to address key questions in the field of blood cancer here.

Submission deadline; 3rd September 2020.

Bone Cancer Research Trust

The BCRT offers a range of different funding opportunities throughout the year including Idea Grants, Infrastructure Grants, Explorer Grants, Studentships, Fellowships, Clinical/ Translational Grants and Skills Development Grants here.

Bowel & Cancer Research

The Bowel & Cancer Research charity offer proof-of-principle applications up to £50,000 and PhD studentships up to £75,000. They are keen to support early career researchers and details can be found here.

British Sjögren's Syndrome Association

For details of funding opportunities, please visit here.

British Society for Research on Ageing

The BSRA offers a range of small sums of funding for equipment, workshops, publication costs and patient public involvement here.

Cancer Research UK

CRUK offers a range of funding opportunities from discovery research to clinical and population research. CRUK also have fellowships and bursaries to develop your research career and strategic priorities which currently they are (i) Early detection and diagnosis and (ii) Cancers of unmet need. Details of all funding opportunities can be found here.


There are two grant calls per year which are advertised on the DEBRA International website with submission of applications to be made in the spring and autumn. 

Look out for the Autumn call here.

Friends of EORTC

EORTC offers Fellowships as follows 

1) Fellowship in Biostatistics 2021-2022

2) EORTC/ESSO Surgery Fellowship Program 2020-2021

3) Fellowship for a medical doctor 2021-2022

For further information, see here.

Leukaemia UK

Currently available are Conference Fellowships and MRC Research Fellows awards, which are a collaboration between MRC and Leukaemia UK. Details can be found here.

Myeloma UK

Myeloma UK is inviting applications to explore geographic inequalities in myeloma and will fund one research project up to the value of £100K for 18 months. Details can be found here. Submission deadline; 24th September 2020.

Oracle Cancer Trust

Oracle accepts funding applications for single year or multi-year projects including for three or four year PhD student projects up to £200,000 here

Submission deadline; 31st January 2021.

Pancreatic Cancer UK

PCUK have a fantastic opportunity open to be part of the Early Diagnosis Sandpit Innovation Workshop, through which will result in five of the best research proposals being funded £100,000 each. 

Submission deadline; Extended to 15th September 2020

Clinical Research Fellowships in joint funding partnership with the Medical Research Council, three years funding of salary and £20k to obtain a PhD.

Submission deadline; 2nd September 2020

Prostate Cancer UK

Upcoming Summer 2020

Soon to be launched here, is a strategic initiative for research funding to explore treatment outcomes and choice of treatment for men with prostate cancer. Submission deadline; October 2020 tbc.

Joint clinical research fellowship in partnership with the Medical Research Council, funds three year’s salary and £20k to obtain a PhD here.

Submission deadline; 2nd September 2020

The Urology Foundation

The Urology Foundation has an open call for their smaller research projects fund for up to £10k. The submission deadline is 30th June and 31st October and details can be found here.

The Fullbright Commission and The Urology Foundation Scholar award enables UK academic or professional urologists or urology nurses to pursue relevant research at any accredited US higher education institution for 3 to 9 months.

Submission deadline; 6th November 2020

LTHT Research funding application support

For support with preparing and submitting a research funding application, please do not hesitate to contact Bex Savage via email;