Research funding available to pharmacists in 2016

Pharmacy Research UK has recently announced three research funding schemes for 2016.

The Research Training Bursary is available to community and primary care pharmacists with an interest in developing their skills conducting research relating to everyday practice. There are three levels of funding, and a maximum of £40,000 is made available to fund a number of projects, annually.

There are 2 types of Personal Research Awards available to registered pharmacists. The Galen Award, of up to £30,000, and the Leverhulme Pharmacy Research Fellowship, of up to £45,000, for those conducting research in the community pharmacy sector. One or more awards may be made up to the total funding available in 2016. Please see individual eligibility criteria.

The Clinical Pharmacy Research Grant is funded by a partnership between the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) and Pharmacy Research UK. This funding aims to support pharmacy practitioners who wish to develop their research skills. The funds available in 2016 are for two projects of up to £20,000 per project.  

Some of these awards have deadlines, so now is the ideal time to start preparing your application. Details of the deadlines are available on the individual award pages.

For more information about research funding and how to apply, please see the Pharmacy Research UK website.

We offer a range of support and guidance on conducting research and evaluation to our members to help them plan research, conduct literature reviews and choose a research methodology. We also provide a Research and Evaluation online group where you can network with your peers.