Pump priming grant application system

The BESS Research Committee has up to £15,000 available to award annually in pump priming grants, to set up and commence research projects. The purpose of these grants is to encourage clinical research into shoulder and elbow disorders. Proposals for projects that are intended to be on the NIHR portfolio would qualify, as this pump priming grant would then allow the grant holder to access research network support to supplement this funding for completion of their project.

Due to COVID-19 BESS Council has taken the difficult decision to suspend our pump priming grants for 2020. If you have already submitted an application for this year please contact office@bess.ac.uk to discuss moving your application to 2021.

Criteria

Eligibility criteria for applicant:

  • Shoulder and Elbow consultants, orthopaedic trainees researcher supported by a shoulder and elbow consultant or an Allied Health Professional.

Eligibility criteria for funding:

  • Funding will be available for clinical research into shoulder and elbow disorders.

Further guidance

Further information and guidance can be found below.

It is recommended that you read this before submitting your proposal.

The BESS privacy notice is located here. Please ensure you read this before submitting your proposal.