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Mesothelioma UK/Pat Stone Mesothelioma Support 2017 NLCFN Research Award 2

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Introduction

Mesothelioma UK is committed to supporting research into all aspects of treatment and care related to mesothelioma. We are delighted this year that Pat Stone Meso Support have donated the funds to support this year’s NLCFN Research Grant. Working in collaboration with the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses 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 the proforma below 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.

Application Form and Guideline available online:

www.nlcfn.org.uk/MesoUKGrant and www.mesothelioma.uk.com/MesoUKGrant

or download guidelines and application proforma below 

Guidelines (pdf)
Proforma (pdf)
Proforma (word)


Timelines and Schedule

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

November 10th 2016                                  Grant 2 Announced at NLCFN annual conference

January 26th 2017                                       Grant publicised at BTOG

March 6th 2017                                             Deadline for submitting application

April 3rd 2017                                                Successful applicant notified & accepts


June 2017                                       Study Commences

June – December 2017                              Ethics and Governance approvals

November 2018                                            Emerging Findings Presented NLCFN Conference


June 2019                                       Study Completed

November 2019                                            Study presented at NLCFN


January 2020                                  Study Presented at BTOG


Finance

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.


Dissemination

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.