Project & Research Grants

SPECIFIC CALL FOR 2016 PROJECT AND RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS
In 2016 BSAC is giving priority to grant applications in areas 1 and 2 below:

  1. Diagnostics

A. More optimal/effective use of antimicrobials through PK/PD in clinical practice
B. Prognostic markers of bacterial infection (i.e. When is an antibacterial indicated?)
C. Prognostic markers of infection with microorganisms resistant to first-line empirical treatment regimens (i.e. When is a broad-spectrum antibacterial indicated?)
D. Can better use of existing or new laboratory diagnostics including biomarkers support better stewardship across healthcare communities?

2. Antimicrobial Stewardship

A. The impact of resistance or antimicrobial consumption surveillance on patient outcomes in community, long term care and acute facilities
B. Innovative promotion of behaviour change science in prescribing in all healthcare settings
C. Impact of educational solutions/ guidelines etc on stewardship practice / infection treatment outcomes [could be systematic review]
D. Impact of sepsis campaigns on optimal antibiotic use / stewardship or use of “older agents” used in stewardship on clinical outcomes

Wherever possible projects should be cross disciplinary and take account of the One Health Agenda

Applications can also be submitted under the usual areas of interest as follows:

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

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: Due to the large number of grant applications received in this category applications are subject to a two-step review process by expert members of the BSAC Grants Committee as follows: 1) an initial triage process and 2) a final review. The initial triage process is to assess the eligibility of all applicants & research topics. Applications from individuals that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected at the triage stage.


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.

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

Research Grants Application process: Due to the large number of grant applications received in this category applications are subject to a three-step review process as follows: 1) an initial triage process, 2) an external peer review process; and 3) a final review by the BSAC Grants Committee. The initial triage process is to assess the eligibility of all applicants & research topics. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected at the triage stage.

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


HOW TO APPLY FOR A PROJECT OR RESEARCH GRANT:
BSAC is in the process of implementing an online system for managing all grant applications.  This system will be available for access during September 2016.
Applicants must complete the application form on this page, submitting this via the BSAC online submission system.

Note: Applications must be submitted as one single document via the BSAC online Grants Submission System. BSAC cannot collate paperwork on behalf of any applicant.

Declaration:
BSAC does not currently offer co-funding of grants. When applying for any BSAC grant, all applicants must declare if they have sought, or if they intend to seek, any financial support outside of BSAC for the same grant. BSAC must be informed of any grants awarded outside of BSAC funding and the application withdrawn immediately.

Terms and Conditions:
The Terms and Conditions for all BSAC Grants and Scholarships are published on the BSAC website.  The applicant and host institute is required to read the terms and conditions before completing any application form.

NEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR PROJECT & RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS: 30 November 2016, at 23:59 GMT

AWARD DATE: By 31 May 2017

CORRESPONDENCE: All correspondence should be addressed to: The Grants Secretary at grants@bsac.org.uk

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