Project & Research Grants

PLEASE NOTE: BSAC is in the process of implementing an online solution for managing all grant applications.  This system will be available for access during the month of September 2016.

In the meantime applicants can refer to the following BSAC Project/Research grant application form with regard to the type & level of information BSAC requires from applicants.

PROJECT GRANTS
Maximum value of £15,000 for projects of up to one-year duration. BSAC invites applications for Project grants on an international/worldwide basis.

Project grants may be used for the following purposes:

  • Pump priming projects
  • Introducing a novel technique for existing work
  • Supporting a change in direction of an established project
  • Funding for trainees for projects/training (maximum value £5,000)*

*Up to £5,000 of a project grant can be allocated towards supporting researchers (at the start of, or early in, their career) who wish to develop ideas or learn methods outside of their discipline or area of expertise. Funding for attendance at a conference is not considered appropriate, however funding to participate in a training course will be considered.

Candidates are expected to provide full justification of project grant funds.

Project Grants Application process: all Project grant applications are subject to a two-step review process by expert members of the BSAC Grants Committee 1) an initial triage process and 2) a final review.

RESEARCH GRANTS
Maximum value of £50,000 for projects of up to one-year duration. BSAC invites applications for Research grants on an international/worldwide basis.

The Society supports research grants in the following areas:

  • Mechanisms of antibacterial action
  • Mechanisms of antibacterial resistance
  • Antiviral resistance
  • Antiviral
  • Antifungals
  • Antibiotic methods
  • Antibiotic prescribing
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Antiparasitics
  • Evidence based medicine / systematic reviews

Candidates are expected to provide full justification of research grant funds.

The number of project or research grants awarded each year is dependent on the overall level of funding available in each year.

Research Grants Application process: all Research grant applications are subject to a stringent three-step review process 1) an initial triage process, 2) an external peer review process; and 3) a final review by the BSAC Grants Committee.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PROJECT OR RESEARCH GRANT:
Applications must be submitted electronically via the BSAC online Grants Submission System. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm receipt if email confirmation is not received.

NEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday 1 November 2016, at 23:59 GMT

AWARD DATE: By 31 May 2017

CONTACT DETAILS:
Correspondence including submission of the final reports, should be addressed to:
The Secretary, Grants Committee
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Griffin House, 53 Regent Place
Birmingham, B1 3NJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 236 1988
Email: grants@bsac.org.uk

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