How can I make a BSH grant application?

Each grant page includes a link to the application form for that grant type, usually under 'How to apply'.

Please note: You will need to log in to access the members-only grant application form.

Complete the application form, remember to attach any supporting documentation for your application, and press 'Submit'. You will then receive an email confirming your application has been received.

If you have any further questions regarding your application, please email the Grants Team at [email protected].

When can I expect to hear the outcome of my application?

Applications for grants are sent to the Research and Grants Committee for review and decision.

Early-Stage Research Start-up grants are reviewed externally by an independent expert.

All grants and scholarships vary in the time taken for review, depending on their complexity. The table below provides an approximate guide to the timeframe from submission (or deadline, if the grant you're applying for has one) to notification of the outcome.


Review turnaround

ASM Scholarship

3-4 weeks

Travel Scholarship

4 weeks

Visiting Fellow and Global Haematology Scholarship

12-16 weeks

Student Elective Scholarship

6 weeks

Early-Stage Research Start-up Grants

16-20 weeks

Meeting Support

8 weeks

Please note: These turnaround times are estimates. Our grant reviewers are volunteers, and this occasionally can mean the review process experiences delays.

When can I expect payment once my application has been approved?

Once the correct bank account details and any relevant documentation have been provided, payment will be processed and funds paid into your nominated account within six weeks for UK bank accounts and within eight weeks for international payments.

Please note: We will contact you regarding your bank account details after you have been notified of the success of your application.

For Student Elective Scholarships, Annual Scientific Meeting Scholarships and Travel Scholarships, funding will be paid into your personal bank account.

Funding for a Meeting Support, Visiting Fellow or an Early-Stage Research Start-up Grant will need to be paid into your institution's bank account, not a personal bank account. We will require the institution's bank account details.

Do I need to provide a report after I have attended my conference/workshop?

Yes, all grants and scholarships require you to provide a post-meeting report:

  • Travel Scholarships and Student Elective Scholarships require a report within eight weeks of completing the meeting/elective.
  • Early-Stage Research Start-up Grants require a report within one year of the award.
  • Visiting Fellow Scholarships require a report upon completion of the fellowship.

Please send your report to [email protected] upon completion.

Is there a set format for my post-conference/workshop report?

We provide templates for all of our grant reports:

Travel Scholarship, Student Elective and Meeting Support

Visiting Fellow and Early-Stage Research Start-up Grant

We also ask that Visiting Fellow and Early-Stage Research Start-up Grant recipients provide a detailed account of spending in either Word or Excel format.

I received a grant previously. When can I next apply for the same grant?

Some of our grants have restrictions on how frequently they can be received.

Travel Scholarships (TravelStudent Elective and ASM)

From 2020, individuals can apply for up to £1,000 through these grant categories over a three-year period. It could comprise one claim of £1,000 or multiple claims that add up to £1,000 (e.g., £400 for a 2020 ASM Scholarship and £600 for a 2021 Travel Scholarship). This restriction ensures that those requesting small amounts have access to the same funding pool as those claiming the maximum amounts.

If you are uncertain about how much funding you have received in the last three calendar years, please email us at [email protected].

Early Stage ResearchVisiting Fellow

Members will be eligible for a maximum of one Early-Stage Research Start-up Grant and one Visiting Fellow Scholarship.

Meeting Support

There is no restriction on how often you can apply for a Meeting Support grant. However, preference will generally be given to those who have not previously received funding.

What should I do if I have any queries about a grant or my application?

Please email [email protected] if you have any queries about the grants or scholarships available or about an application that has already been submitted.

Alternatively, you can telephone +44 (0)204 526 7482 and speak with the Grants Team, who will be happy to help.

Submit your question and our team will respond soon.