To be awarded by the Trustees in May 2022.

We are very pleased to announce that applications are now invited from staff (in honorary or substantive posts) of the former Institute of Urology, the Centre for Nephrology (Royal Free and University College School of Medicine) and the ‘St Peter’s Hospital’ group of urologists at UCLH and the Royal Free Hospital.

A total of £120,000 will be available for:

  • Small project grants
  • and Equipment (up to £40,000)

Any charge for Full Economic Costs (FEC) should be included in these sums.

It is unlikely that awards would cover salaries other than reimbursement for sessions for individuals already employed within the organisation (e.g., technicians or part time researchers).

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 17th January 2022


How to apply

Please read the following documents before you submit your application.

Contact

If you have any queries, please contact Susan Maridaki:  [email protected].


Lead photo: St Peter’s Trust is very happy to have supported Professor Maxine Tran’s investigation of the use specialised scans to distinguish between benign and malignant tumours of the kidney.

Now in the first study of its kind in the UK, doctors at the Royal Free Hospital, the UK’s largest specialist kidney cancer centre, are investigating if, instead of a biopsy, a nuclear medicine scan known as a sestamibi scan can be used to detect if a patient’s kidney tumour is benign and requires no further treatment.

Before the scan, patients have a small volume of radioactive tracer injected into a vein in their arm. If the tumour is benign, the tracer is taken up by the cells in the tumour and it lights up on the scan. If the tumour is cancerous, the tracer will not be absorbed and it does not light up.