Applications for the Cohort Study grant have now closed. The programme will reopen after the pilot completes (likely after 2022).

This pilot programme supports the development of UK-based cohort studies of well-defined rare patient populations generating valuable datasets relating to patient phenotypes, outcome data and research data such as genetic data. The ideal cohort study would provide a framework for several rare disease entities in multiple sites, or other areas where funding is limited. 

Apply now through our online form (only accessible to members)

At a glance

30 September 2019

Maximum value 
Up to £50,000 a year to a total of £150,000 per project over the course of three years. This is the maximum value and timeframe but shorter timeframes with proportional funding would be encouraged.
BSH will not provide long-term support; successful applicants will show how BSH support will enable applications to other funders for large-scale continuing support.

Eligibility - applicant...

  • has been a BSH member for at least three years
  • has not received a cohort study grant from BSH before (nor has their project)
  • must be the Principal Investigator or a Co-Principal Investigator with direct responsibility over the preparation, conduct and administration of the project.

2 grants are available at the 30 September deadline. 

Grant details

For full details on the grant, including application requirements and reviewing criteria, please see the Cohort Studies Grant Summary and read the grant terms and conditions.

Per the terms and conditions, successful applicants will receive an award letter that will form the basis of an agreement between BSH and the Host Institution, as well as setting out agreed milestones or further terms as relevant to the proposed project.

For more information, see our Grants FAQs or contact us at 

How to apply

Apply through our online form (only accessible to members)