The BMA was among the first of the professional bodies to award grants and prizes to encourage and further medical research. Today, ten research grants are administered under the auspices of the Board of Science, all funded by legacies left to the BMA. Grants totalling approximately £500,000 are awarded annually. Applications are invited from medical practitioners and/or research scientists, for research in progress or prospective research.
The 2014 research grants will be available to apply for online on the BMA website from 10 December this year – www.bma.org.uk The application deadline is 14 March 2014 at 5pm.
Subject specifications for each grant vary. For example, in 2014, research areas range from rheumatism and arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancer to neurological disorders and clinical outcome measures. For more information on the grants on offer in 2014 and details of how to apply, please see: www.bma.org.uk/researchgrants
If you have any questions about the BMA research grants, or would like to receive alerts about them, please contact Hugh Garnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7383 6755.