The purpose of each grant is to support an established UK osteoporosis researcher to undertake a pioneering research project that is designed to answer a single question or a group of related questions.
Principal Applicants must be based at a university, postgraduate institute, medical school, NHS trust or Health Board in the UK or other British Islands. However, co-applicants and collaborators may be based at institutions outside the UK.
Principal Applicants must hold an employment contract at the institution that they are applying from, which covers the proposed duration of the grant.
Applications for any one grant round will be restricted to one per principal applicant.
If the project requires ethical approval, the award is dependent upon the requisite approvals being granted.
- 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 National Osteoporosis Society 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.
The indicative costs section is intended to be an approximation and does not require institutional approval at this stage. However, please ensure that the costs are realistic as large differences between Stage 1 and 2 applications may reduce the likelihood of the Stage 2 application being funded.
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.