Liver Disease is the one chronic disorder that's increasing in frequency with a steady rise in deaths each year.

Professor Roger Williams CBE

Legacy Grants Scheme

The Foundation for Liver Research has created the Legacy Grants Scheme in memory of the late Professor Roger Williams CBE (1931-2020). This scheme is open to any applicant in the UK and has one annual funding Call in Spring each year.

The aim of this translational research scheme is to support experimental studies in the following key areas of liver disease:

  1. Improved understanding of the pathogenesis of liver disease
  2. The development of accurate diagnostic tests, identification of early risk biomarkers, and exploration of protective and therapeutic vaccination strategies for liver disease.
  3. Accelerated translation of research discoveries from bench-to-bedside
The 2024 call for applications is now open.

Please follow the below links for further details:

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 12th April 2024.

We aim to notify successful applicants in June 2024.  

For further details or in case of queries, please contact




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