Current Funding Streams

2023 call for


Applications for the Mesothelioma UK 2023 funding grant are now open. Up to £40,000 of grant funding is available.

Themes for 2023
Applications should detail a clinical research study aimed at developing and evaluating care advancements within the following themes:
1. Improving the patient diagnostic pathway
2. Improving symptom control and/or Quality of Life (QoL)
3. Improving post-diagnostic monitoring and follow up
4. Improving access to diagnostics, treatment, information, trials or support
5. Advancing discovery of new therapeutic approaches or diagnostic markers towards translation

Studies must be focused solely on mesothelioma and we will consider laboratory-based studies, translational science, observational studies, interventional studies, case note reviews or studies that evaluate an app or other technology, or a combination of methods.

We are particularly keen to support projects that may lead to a larger application to Cancer Research UK (CRUK) or a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funding stream.

Studies are expected to be completed over a one- to two-year period, with a start date within three months of awarding.

Timelines (dates are provisional and may be subject to change)

5 April 2023 Grant open
3 June 2023 Deadline for submitting application
4 August 2023 Stage 1 shortlist announced
22 September 2023 Stage 2 submission date
January 2024 (date TBC) Successful applicant(s) notified

All applications will be assessed in a two-stage process. If you are selected for Stage 2 you will be invited to complete a full application.

How to Apply

Applicants need to complete the outline application form and submit it to Mesothelioma UK by the deadline above.

Applicants are advised to read the grant application information before applying.

For more information, please 

Guidance on applying for funding.

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