Early Career Grants
The purpose of each grant is to support a researcher in the early stages of their career through specific funding of a research project. The scheme aims to invest in the development of the next generation of outstanding osteoporosis researchers, therefore applicants will need to have demonstrated that they are on an upward trajectory with great potential, and are now ready to take the next step towards becoming an independent principal investigator.
Applicants must be based at a university, postgraduate institute, medical school, NHS trust or Health Board in the UK or other British Islands.
Applicants must hold an employment contract at the institution that they are applying from, which covers the proposed duration of the grant.
Applicants should not already have obtained substantial funding from other sources (e.g. fellowship or large project grants).
Applicants should normally be no more than four years from appointment to their first academic position. Allowance will be made for applicants whose career has been subject to interruption for family or personal reasons.
Early Career Researchers, Clinicians, Nurses, pharmacists and members of the Allied Health Professions who meet the eligibility criteria may apply through this scheme.
Applications for any one grant round will be restricted to one per applicant.
If the project requires ethical approval, the award is dependent upon the requisite approvals being granted.
Researchers who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Early Career Grant scheme may wish to consider applying for a project grant or innovative (pump priming) grant.
- Project Grant scheme launch: 2nd October 2017
- Stage 1 application submission deadline: 9am, 8th January 2017.
- Applicants will be notified of a Stage 1 decision in early February 2018
- Stage 2 application submission deadline: 9am, 2nd April 2018
- Applicants will be notified of a final decision in late July 2018
How to Apply
The application process consists of two stages. In the first stage an expression of interest is submitted, in the form of a short outline application. Successful applicants at this stage will be invited to Stage 2 and asked to complete a more detailed application. Please read the following Charity documents before completing a full Stage 1 application:
- Research Grants Programme Overview
- Research Strategy
- Research Grant Terms and Conditions
- Research Code of Conduct
- Animals in Research Policy
All our grants are reviewed by people affected by osteoporosis, so we recommend applicants involve the perspective of people affected by the condition in developing their application and have a clear plan for public and patient involvement and engagement (PPIE), for the best chance of success.
Applications must be made on the official Stage 1 application form and must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the submission deadline.
Please contact the National Osteoporosis Society on 01761 473125 or e-mail the Charity at email@example.com if you have any questions relating to the scheme or your eligibility for the scheme.