Our Early Stage Research (ESR) grants provide support you at the beginning of your research project.
Applications are particularly welcome from younger members of the Society to give them the opportunity to follow a research plan leading to a full grant application.
Update to ESR Grants: From 31 December 2019 the maximum value available for the Early Stage Research Grants will be increased from £15,000 to £20,000.
Please note that this will not affect the grants available at the 30 June 2019 deadline, which will have a maximum value of £15,000.
30 June and 31 December
All members who have been a BSH member for at least one year are entitled to submit an application and will be eligible for a maximum one BSH Early Stage Research start-up grant.
Any and all research must be undertaken at a UK institution.
5 grants are available at each deadline.
Further grants may be available under specific criteria (see Roger Counter Foundation and LMIC Research below for more details).
What to include in your application
Applications should include all relevant supporting information including a research plan, a detailed budget, previous relevant research, short curriculum vitae of the member and a letter of support from the Head of Service/Supervisor.
How to apply
Apply through our online form (only accessible to members)
Requirements for successful applicants
All grant recipients are required to send a report on the outcome of the research supported by the BSH Early Stage research Start-up grant within one year of the award, indicating if further funding has been obtained on the basis of the grant. We will showcase the best reports in our communications, including on website, member bulletins and social media.
Roger Counter Foundation
The Roger Counter Foundation has generously agreed to support two additional research grants in the field of Lymphoma in 2019. These two grants will be available 30 June 2019.