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Opportunity profile: Leukaemia funder provides steely resolve


The Lady Tata Memorial Trust offers small grants to young leukaemia researchers each year

Top tips:

  • The scheme prioritises researchers who are moving labs and forging international collaborations is strongly encouraged.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with ambitions to lead their own group, but who still need some supervision.
  • Suitability and track record of the applicant’s mentors is also considered along with the usual project, person, place criteria.
  • Proposals should focus on areas of unmet clinical need, and preliminary data will strengthen any application.

Ambition is clearly a watchword with the Lady Tata Memorial Trust, as the Trust’s chairman Brian Huntly, professor of leukaemia stem cell biology at the University of Cambridge, makes clear at several points during this interview.

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