Pump priming research grants

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.


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 can be found here - please read this before submitting your application.

The pump priming grant application system is now OPEN for 2020 submissions

The final submission closing date will be:

23:59, FRIDAY, 7 AUGUST 2020

Click here to apply