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 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 Mesothelioma UK 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. 

Mesothelioma UK 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.

Timeline (dates may be subject to change)

5th April 2023Grant Open
2nd June 2023Deadline for Submitting Application
4th August 2023Stage 1 Shortlist Announced
22nd September 2023Stage 2 Submission Date
December 2023Successful applicant(s) notified

Applications will be assessed in a 2-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 email