Director’s Catalyst Fund

LSTM’s Director’s Catalyst Fund (DCF) was launched in 2016 with funding from LSTM’s Research Committee, the Wellcome Trust, the Lady Yueng Peng McNeice Foundation and generous philanthropic donations.

The DCF offers support for new, innovative projects relevant to LSTM’s research strategic priorities. Open to early-career researchers, it provides a platform to test new ideas and obtain the confidence in their concept to scale up with the involvement of larger research funders and provides crucial experience needed to support their career development as research leaders of the future.  

As well as financial support, awardees benefit from mentorship from senior academic colleagues.

Did you know? The DCF awards £50,000 to approximately five individuals each year!

Contact us

If you have a question or would like to discuss supporting the Director's Catalyst Fund, please contact us by email or just give us a call. We are always happy to help.

E: Fundraising@lstmed.ac.uk(link sends e-mail)
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