Nurse Bursary Scheme

We are investing £20,000 into the Professional Bursary Scheme and we want to support haematology nurses who work with blood cancer patients and their carers.


Leukaemia Care’s nurse bursary programme in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing Foundation is back for the fourth year.

This autumn, we are investing further into the Professional Bursary Scheme to support nurses who work with blood cancer patients and their carers.  You can apply for a grant of up to £5,000.

Your proposal must impact on the quality of care and support you provide to patients with a blood cancer and/or their carers.

This can be a course of study, attending a conference or a research project, for instance.  However, you must demonstrate what you believe the impact will be on the blood cancer patients you support.

We are especially interested in supporting any research that improves the care and support provided to blood cancer patients and if successful, how this could be adopted more widely.  This can be a standalone project or part funding towards an existing one.

You should also include in your proposal how you will share any learning with other nurses supporting blood cancer patients.

If you are successful, you may be invited to speak about the outcomes of your proposal at one of our nurse study days.

Applications for 2018 open on 13th August 2018 and close on 19th October 2018. All applications must be made through the RCN Foundation.

Grants in 2017 were awarded for the following activities:

  • Childhood Cancer nursing
  • Managing Children’s and young people’s pain
  • Advanced assessment skills for non-medical practitioners
  • Evidence-based decision making in healthcare
  • Caring for Children and Young People with Life-Limiting Conditions
  • Two modules in Haemato-Oncology Care at B’ham City University
  • Clinical examination Level 7
  • Introduction and continuing care in childhood cancer nursing
  • Final module of MSc in Advanced Practice in Cancer Care
  • Dissertation on sibling donors in BMT

If you are interested, please apply through the RCN Foundation website here.

Applications open on 13th August 2018 and close on 19th October 2018

If you wish to speak to someone about the bursary at Leukaemia Care, please contact our team on 01905 755977 or email