Our Grants

We raise funds specifically to support research, and periodically, we make these funds available to researchers through our grants schemes.

Decisions about how we allocate grants are made by our Research Grants Committee, who consider all applications in line with the aims and priorities of our Research Strategy.

Below you will find information about the research projects we are currently funding.

Meanwhile, if you are currently looking for grant funding for osteoporosis research, please note that we are currently accepting applications for our latest grant funding round.


Project Grants

The pathogenesis of distal forearm fractures in men: the Mr F Study

  • Principal Investigator: Miss Birgit Hanusch, James Cook University Hospital
  • Men who suffer a forearm fracture are twice as likely to further fracture compared to women. This study aims to identify the causes of these low trauma forearm fractures in men in order to prevent secondary fractures

The additive effect of vitamin K supplementation and bisphosphonate on fracture risk in post-menopausal osteoporosis

  • Principal Investigator: Dr Geeta Hampson, Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust
  • Vitamin K is thought to help bone formation and this study aims to see whether it can enhance existing treatments when they are used in combination.


Linda Edwards Memorial PhD Studentship

Influence of combined vitamin D supplementation and resistance exercise training on musculoskeletal health in frail older men and women

  • Principal Investigator: Dr Carolyn Greig, University of Birmingham
  • Investigating whether in older people a combination of vitamin D and resistance exercise can improve muscle and bone health.

The impact of geographic and socio-economic variation on the incidence of hip fracture, and upon death and recovery after hip fracture

  • Principal Investigator: Dr Celia Gregson, University of Bristol
  • The number of hip fractures and their outcomes varies across the UK due to healthcare inequalities. This study will identify the regions in the UK with the poorest outcomes and provide the evidence needed to improve local services and ensure high quality services for all hip fracture patients.



Please contact us if you would like more information about the research studies listed

01761 473 125

Alternatively you can contact us via e-mail at research@nos.org.uk


Dr Elaine Dennison, Chair of the NOS Research Grants Committee

We receive no government funding so all our research projects are only made possible thanks to the generous support of our members and donors.


Professor Nicholas Harvey, NOS Research Grant Holder

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