Apply for a grant

The responsibility for the allocation of the funding to the various grants is overseen by LBC’s Medical and Scientific Committee (an independent committee of researchers and medical professionals).

LBC is grateful to the members of the Medical and Scientific Committee who bring a wide range of disciplines and expertise to carefully and independently review the many grant applications. Haematology is one area of medicine that has witnessed dramatic advances in treatment thanks to research investment.

Please see the below grants for more information.

National research grant

LBC award grants once year to health professionals working in research and/or clinical areas associated with haematology, to those committed to studying blood cancers and related conditions. The grants are intended to advance understanding about leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood conditions.

Annual closing date: 30 June

All applications are judged on merit by our independent Medical and Scientific Committee. The decision to award grants is based on the quality of the submissions.

Grants are awarded in part or full.

Preference will be given to those who have not received funding in the last 12 months from LBC.

To complete the application process you will require the following:
• The abstract for your research
• A letter of support from the immediate supervisor or department head of the principal investigator
• Written quotations from equipment suppliers for any items applied for with a value that exceeds $500.
• A completed and signed ethical and administrative agreement. To download a copy please click here

To begin the online process of applying for a grant, please click here. If this is your first time, you will need to register as a new user.

Travel grants

LBC offers grants for health professionals, including scientists, clinicians, doctors, nurses, laboratory staff, support workers and counsellors to attend local and international meetings and keep up to date with the latest advancements in the field of haematology.

Annual closing dates:
• 28 February
• 30 June
• 31 October

Travel grants may be awarded to cover the cost of accommodation, flights and other travel, conference registrations, and other expenses required to attend such activities. Costs should be kept to a minimum and economy class airfares are anticipated.
LBC does not provide funding for attending post-graduate courses, post-graduate course fees, or course-related costs.

All applications are judged on merit by our independent Medical and Scientific Committee. The decision to award a grant is based on the quality of the application, the relevance of the activity to the applicant’s haematology practice, the likely benefit for New Zealand haematology patients, competing applications and the funds available.

Preference will be given to those who have not received funding in the last 12 months from LBC.

Funding will not be applied retrospectively, and will only be considered for conferences dated at least one month after the closing date of the grant.

Please note that applicants will be notified of the result of their application two weeks after the closing date.

Preference will be given to applicants who are presenting papers or posters at the event, to those attending activities in New Zealand or Australia and to those attending events that have session’s specific to the applicant’s area of practice. For those with access to Continuing Education funds as part of their employment conditions, consideration will be given to part-funding, to meet a shortfall.

To complete the application process you will require the following:
• Quotes for any expenses associated with the activity, including accommodation, flights and other travel, conference registrations, and other expenses for which you are applying for funds.
• A copy of the abstract for the paper or poster you are presenting at the conference, if you are presenting.
• A letter of recommendation from your Clinical Director or Academic Supervisor.
• Details of the conference or workshop you are planning to attend (in the form of a conference programme or something similar).

In general, no more than one or two applicants from each centre will have grant applications approved to attend the same conference or workshop.

To begin the online process of applying for a grant, please click here. If this is your first time, you will need to register as a new user.

Summer studentships

LBC awards grants once a year to university students throughout New Zealand to carry out projects of haematological importance. The grants fund a student to carry out a haematological project for the summer semester, from November to February. The grants are intended to support study that will aid understanding of these diseases.

Annual closing date: 31 August

Applications must be made in conjunction with a biomedical or clinical researcher who will act as the student’s supervisor throughout the project.
All applications are judged on merit by our Medical and Scientific Committee and the decision to award grants is based on the quality of the submissions.

Please note that applicants will be notified of the result of their application two weeks after the closing date.

Grants are awarded in part or full.

Preference will be given to those who have not received funding in the last 12 months from LBC.

LBC does not provide funding for attending post-graduate courses, post-graduate course fees, or course related costs.

To complete the application process you will require the following:
• Your resume & transcript to be uploaded together
• A completed and signed ethical and administrative agreement. To download a copy please click here
• A letter of support for the project from your immediate supervisor or department head.

To begin the online process of applying for a grant, please click here. If this is your first time, you will need to register as a new user.