The independent Board of the Bupa Foundation medical research charity has decided to close and cease to both fund and manage medical research grants. This will take effect on 28 June 2013 and the Board will wind the charity up financially by the end of 2013. Read more about the closure.
Research grants are focused very carefully on areas which the Foundation governors perceive as relatively deficient in funding opportunities in the UK.
The Bupa Foundation governors are keen to see applications for clinically relevant research projects aimed at increasing medical knowledge and effectiveness in patient care. These should have the potential to change policy and/or practice in the UK.
Applications may be for single projects or for longer programmes up to three years in duration. If funding is required for a longer period, a separate application must be made in the third year. Continuing support cannot be guaranteed; any application for further funding will be considered in open competition with other applications submitted on that occasion. The Bupa Foundation does not fund basic medical research or service development. Successful applications are more likely if added value (such as potential for co-funding) is clearly demonstrated.
The Bupa Foundation donates approximately £2.6 million per year through its research grants, multi-country research grants and its annual Foundation prizes, the vast majority of which go to research teams in NHS hospitals.
Click here to apply for a grant.