Leukaemia Care Nurse Bursary Scheme

We are investing £10,000 into supporting haematology nurses who work with leukaemia, MDS and MPN patients. Find out more about our Nurse Bursary today!

We are dedicated to supporting nurses and are investing £10,000 into supporting haematology nurses who work with leukaemia, MDS and MPN patients.

Applications for our Nurse Bursary are now open, find out more below including how you can apply, the amount that is awarded and what the bursary can be used for.

What can the Nurse Bursary be used for?

As a charity, we’re committed to supporting anyone affected by a leukaemia, MDS or MPN diagnosis, therefore, your grant must make an impact on the quality of care and support you provide to patients and their carers.

Your proposal for a bursary can be a training course, a conference or even, a research project. Whichever you choose, be sure to tell us the impact on leukaemia, MDS or MPN patients.

Other items that are eligible for funding include

  • Fees for relevant post-graduate courses or professional short courses.
  • Delegate fees for relevant conferences and seminars e.g. British Society of Haematology, EBMT etc
  • Travel costs for relevant conferences and seminars but not taxis or mileage.
  • Accommodation costs, e.g. for attending conferences.
  • Childcare costs where these are additional costs incurred while undertaking learning and development activities.

We’re especially interested in supporting any research that improves the care and support of leukaemia, MDS or MPN patients and how it could be used more widely to really make a difference. This could be an independent project or your grant could be used towards funding an existing project.

Don’t forget to include in your proposal how you will share any research findings with other nurses supporting leukaemia patients.

Multiple applications can be made but may not be accepted. 

What is the total amount available per application?

You can apply for a bursary of up to £1,000 per individual in one calendar year! Any applications for training, conference attendance or research projects are paid directly to the provider on receipt of an invoice. Travel costs will be reimbursed on the production of a receipt. 

Applications for our Bursary cannot be backdated for conferences, training or projects that you have already started or attended. 

What can’t the Nurse Bursary be used for?

  • Membership fees for professional bodies.
  • Books.
  • IT equipment or software.
  • Meals and subsistence.
  • Taxis or car mileage, unless there is a medical or other compelling reason

Eligibility criteria

  1. You must be a nurse currently registered in the UK.
  2. You must be working predominantly with adult leukaemia, MDS or MPN patients.
  3. Previous recipients of a Leukaemia Care bursary (including those awarded under our previous partnership with the RCN Foundation) are eligible to apply only if they have fulfilled all the terms of their previous bursaries and submitted their reports in a timely manner.
  4. First-time applicants may be given priority.
  5. Student nurses are not eligible to apply to this scheme.
  6. Your course of study must start within one year of being awarded a bursary.

How can you apply for a Nurse Bursary?

If you’d like to make the most of this fantastic bursary opportunity, please apply online through the Leukaemia Care website here.

If you are successful in your application, a member of our team may ask you to speak at our annual nurse’s conference to share the outcomes of your project.

Processing your application

  1. All applicants will have their application acknowledged.
  2. Bursary applications are assessed once received and are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, depending on if the application hits the required eligibility requirements. 
  3. You can expect a decision within 10 working days of Leukaemia Care receiving your application
  4. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by email, so please make sure you have entered your email address correctly when applying.
  5. Successful applicants will also be contacted by phone to discuss next steps.

Terms and conditions

  1. Your application will only be assessed if:
    • you meet all of the eligibility criteria.
    • all parts of the application form are fully completed.
    • there are funds remaining within the bursary scheme for distribution.
  1. If you are successful, you will be expected to provide a report on the completion of your training or conference attendance, describing the impact of the bursary on your care of leukaemia patients.
  2. We would also like you to promote the Leukaemia Care bursary scheme within your department and fellow blood cancer health professionals.
  3. Adjudication process – Eligible applications will be assessed by the CEO and COO.
  4. Your personal information will only be used for the purposes of assessing your application and if successful, to administer payment and to evidence the impact of the service on you. The feedback you provide will be anonymised.


If you’d like to make the most of this fantastic bursary opportunity, please apply online through the Leukaemia Care website here.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this opportunity, you can call 08088 010 444 or email support@leukaemiacare.org.uk.

Page published on: 8th June 2023