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Apply for funding

Applications for all forms of funding have to be made via our online grant tracker.

Key facts

Funding schemes will only appear on this system when the round is open and we are accepting new applications.

You won't be able to access grant tracker until you've registered. This applies to applicants, co-applicants, department heads and research office signatories.

New users

Please press ‘Register' and enter your email address and then follow the instructions for adding further address details. Please fill out as fully as possible.

You'll get an automated email confirming that your information is being forwarded to our administrators for approval. Once approval has been given you'll receive another email containing a unique password and a link to lead you back to the grant tracker pages.

On entering your email address and allocated password please do so directly and don't cut and paste this information. Remember the password is case sensitive.

Once you've accessed the system you can change details and choose a new password.

Registered users

Fill in your email address and password directly – don't cut and paste. Any spaces in either will mean that the system won't recognise you.

This will then link through to your account from where you can update your personal details, choose a new application to work on or edit an existing one.

On the site

Your personal details

This is unique to you and will be retained by the system. Once you've entered your CV details via the 'Manage my details' section (not necessary for research office signatories) then it will be retained for use in all future applications. You can update the information at any time so that all your applications will have the latest details.

The application

By following the application link you'll see what application types are available to you. Each application type has information and guidelines attached. You'll see a personal home page developing that tracks applications or co-applications you're involved with and also those you've submitted in the past. You'll be able to see (but not edit) the applications after they've been submitted.

Submission process

There are pre-conditions for some of our grants. Please make sure you fulfil them before making an application on our grant tracker. Read about these conditions and all of our funding opportunities.


One of the problems applicants encounter is the inability to move through the submission process. This can be for two reasons:

The application has been ‘locked’ by a user

This means that the previous user has not exited the application via the buttons on the left hand side menu: SAVE, CLOSE and LOGOUT. If you think this has happened, go into the application and click ‘edit’. You'll then get a prompt to log off the locking user. You should then SAVE and CLOSE. The application will now be unlocked and can move forward.

Signatories are unsure of the process

When a co-applicant, fellow, research office manager or department head are linked they'll receive notification by email.

There are then two steps:

  • Agreement to participate in the application
  • Approval of the application as it approaches submission

If either of these steps aren't carried out then the application won't move forward. The ‘co-applicant’ is particularly important here as they need to ‘participate’ and ‘approve’ before the main applicant can validate and submit.

The head of department and research office signatory need to ‘participate’ prior to the applicant submitting and will approve after the main applicant finally presses the ‘submit’ button.

To check for this go to your applications, click on the relevant application and then check on the left hand side for ‘SIGN OFF STATUS’. This will tell you who has confirmed participation and who has and hasn't approved it.

‘Validate’: This will highlight any incomplete or incorrect sections in the application. The application will not be able to be submitted until all sections are complete.

‘Submit’: When the applicant has submitted the application it goes to the Head of Department for final approval and then to the Head of Research Office for final approval. Following this it will be automatically received by our Research Office.  Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by email.

Paper copy

We no longer require a signed paper copy of the application to be sent to us in the post.

After your online submission to Blood Cancer UK (after the Head of Department and Research Office signatory have finally approved it) you will be able to go back in to the application and print off a PDF for your records.

Need help?

Don’t forget to check the guidelines for applying to a specific grant type. You can find them under the grant type you are applying for.

For further enquiries, please contact the research team at [email protected] or call us on 020 7269 9018.