Our Early Stage Research (ESR) grants provide support to cover consumable expenses 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.

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LMIC grant

The Global Haematology SIG supports one Early Stage Research grant for research conducted in a Low and Middle Income Countries. This grant will be available annually on 30 June, and can cover up to £15,000 worth of consumables. 

Changes to the ESR grants programme from 31 December 2018

The Scientific and Publications Committee has increased the Early Stage Research Start-up grant maximum to £15,000, and introduced a second annual application deadline of 31 December

This means that from 31 December 2018, a maximum of three grants of up to £15,000 will be given out at each of the two annual deadlines, 30 June and 31 December. 

Please note that this will NOT affect the grant deadline 30 June 2018.


Maximum amount:


£10,000 (see note above on changes to ESR grant programme)

Application details:


Applications should include all relevant supporting information including a research plan, budget, previous relevant research, short curriculum vitae of the member and a letter of support from the Head of Service/Supervisor.

Eligibility criteria:


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.



30 June (see note above on changes to ESR grant programme)

Number of grants available per year:


6 (see note above on changes to ESR grant programme)

1 for LMIC research (see details above)



Must be supported by Head of Service/Supervisor




We ask all members 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.




Have a question we haven't answered? Check out our frequently asked questions, or contact us at grants@b-s-h.org.uk.

 For more information, see the terms and conditions of the grant and reports from former grant recipients.