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Mesothelioma UK NLCFN Research Award 1 2016


Mesothelioma UK is committed to supporting research into all aspects of treatment and care related to mesothelioma. 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 the 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 (via Red Hot Irons) on a proforma available HERE  (or via Mesothelioma UK or NLCFN sites) and accompanied by a full research proposal of up to 1000 words.  All applications must be received by 1st March 2016
  • 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.

Timelines and Schedule

November 19 2015 Grant 1 anounced at NLCFN annual conference
January 28th 2016 Grant publicised at BTOG
March 1st 2016 Deadline for submitting applications
March 2016 NLCFN RIG Group Peer review applications
April 1st 2016 Successful Study 1 applicant notified and accepts
May 2016 Award announced and publicised at IMIG
June 2016 Study 1 commences
June - December 2016 NHS Ethics and governance approvals
November 2017 Emerging findings presented at NLCFN
  Grant 2 announced at NLCFN annual conference
June 2018 Study 1 completed
November 2018 Study 1 findings presented at NLCFN



  • 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. 


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.