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.
The fund was set up in memory of Philip Poole-Wilson, who was a governor of the Bupa Foundation from 1996. During a highly distinguished career, Philip Poole-Wilson became the British Heart Foundation Simon Marks Professor of Cardiology, Head of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart & Lung Institute at Imperial College London, and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals in London.
Please read this important information before considering applying for a Bupa Foundation grant.
Applications for a seed corn grant can be made for work in any of the areas funded by our medical research grants.
If you are a healthcare professional involved in research or a university based researcher with an interest in health or social care with a great idea for new research in one of these areas, you can apply for a grant to help you develop your ideas. This could be to support pilot work, for example, or to bring together a team of people to work on a proposal.
The seed corn fund has a total of £200,000 per annum to provide individual seed corn grants of up to £20,000 per proposal. The maximum award is £20,000 and it is expected that activities funded would be completed within a year.
Please note that each application must be made either by a researcher beginning their research career or if a pilot project by an experienced researcher, must include such a researcher on the team and contribute meaningfully to his/her development and training. You don't need to have a PhD to apply for funding however, we do not fund PhD study or any costs associated with it.
High priority will be given to applications from young and/or new researchers who have not previously been funded.
This grant round takes place once a year.
Click here to apply for a grant.
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