Small Grants Scheme


About the Grant

To encourage investigative research in histopathology, particularly aimed at generating research data which may contribute towards a substantive application to a funding body 

A maximum sum of £10 000


Who is eligible?

Trainees (specialist registrars or honorary specialist registrars) consultants & post- doctoral histopathology trainees who are members of the Society


Deadline Date

1 April & 1 October

How do I apply?

Society Research Grant applications are currently closed in preparation for migration to a new grant management system.     There are no plans to change the application deadlines. Further updates will be posted here in due course.

Please upload completed Part BPart C document during the application process.

Please read the full terms and conditions before applying 

Trainee's Small Grant Terms & Conditions                                                     

Consultant's Pump Priming Small Grant Terms & Conditions                        

Post-Doctoral Collaborative Small Grant Terms & Conditions                       

Trainee's Collaborative Small Grant  Terms & Conditions

Examples of Projects funded from the Small Grants Scheme


Characterising the DNA methylome in patients with metastatic melanoma treated with immune checkpoint blockade April 2020 Dr R Cooper, University of Oxford 

Immune profiling in Metastatic Uveal Melanoma April 2019 Dr Y Krishna, Univeristy of Liverpool

Is cardiac innervation altered in the inherited cardiomyopathies October 2018 Dr J Westaby St George's University of London

The role of lipocalin2 (LCN2) in breast cancer: A ptential key driver of lymphovascular invcasion April 2018 Dr S Kurozumi, Nottingham City Hosptial

Cancer-associated mutations in normal endometrium April 2018 Dr Luiza Moore, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge

Elucidating the pathogenesis of mitochodrially inherited tubulointerstitial kidney disease October 2017 Dr James McCaffrey, University of Cambridge

Investigating the Tumour Micrenvieonment using Multiplex Digital Analysis in Non-Caucasian Breast Cancer October 2017 Dr Aisling Longworth, University of Birmingham

Characterising the cancer-associated fibroblast phenotype in lung cancer using single cell RNA sequencing October 2017 Dr Sara Waise, University of Southampton 

Investigation of Tumour Infiltrating Lumphocytes as indicators of prognosis and treatment response in Cholangiocarcinoma, October 2017 Dr I Egbuniwe, Queen's Medical Cente, Nottingham

CTCF maintains regulatory homeostasis of cancer pathways Dr S Aitken, University of Cambridge 

 Post-Doctoral Collaborative Small Grant

Characterisation of extracellular matrix composition in uveal melanoma during tumour development and in metastatic disease October 2018 Dr H Kalirai, University of Liverpool 

Consultant's Pump-Priming Small Grant

Methylation-specific markers for circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) in patients with chordoma April 2020 Dr D Lindsay, Royal National Orthopaedic Hosptial

Leukocyte associated immunoglobulin like receptor-1 confers poor prognosis in invasive Breast Carcinoma: Transcriptomic driven study  Consultant's Pump-Priming Small Grant April 2017 Prof E Rakha, University of Nottingham

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