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Bursaries & Awards

Professional Development * Recognition and Getting Published * Bursaries & Awards

Celebrating successes and innovations that change the face of rheumatology. Each year we run a programme of bursaries and awards to recognise achievements and to encourage those working to improve patient care.

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Bursaries

Education bursary

This bursary is an opportunity for members to secure funding to use towards a BSR course/conference (or a course that we endorse) in order to enhance their skills or knowledge in rheumatology.

Who can apply:
  • Medical Trainees
  • Health professionals
  • Applicants must be a member to apply
What you will receive:

£300 to be used on the following:

  • Nailfold Capillaroscopy education course - March
  • Annual Conference - April
How to apply:

To be eligible for this award you must submit:

  • One page cover letter outlining the BSR event/course you would like to attend, your suitability for the award and detail how you would use the experience to enhance your professional knowledge.
  • Two page CV 

Apply for Education Bursary

The deadline to submit applications is 5pm Weds 6 Feb 2019.      

View full education bursary guidelines here. Please ensure you read these guidelines carefully before applying.      

Registers Data Access

We encourage external parties to access and analyse the Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis registers data sets. The data collected from these registers generates vital evidence on patient safety in the long term as well as the efficacy of treatment.

Who can apply:

  • Consultants
  • Health professionals (non-GMC registered)
  • Paediatricians
  • Medical Trainees

To be eligible for this award the principle investigator, academic lead or project supervisor must have been a member for at least one year.

How to apply:

Applicants must complete the steps under Requesting Registers data for your own research.

Applications are open! Considered applications will be reviewed by the Registers committee who meet three times a year.

The winner will receive:

The usual nominal cost of £600 (£500 +VAT) for data access will be waived.


Student or recently qualified health professional or nurse bursary 

We're offering one bursary to a student, recently qualified AHP or nurse to attend the Annual conference next year. 

This bursary is presented to an applicant who has submitted a piece of work that is of outstanding quality for a person at this stage in their career and be directly relevant to rheumatology.

Who can apply:

  • Students (to become a Health professional (non-GMC registered))
  • Health professionals (non-GMC registered) (within 1 year of qualification)
  • Applicants do not have to be a member to apply
How to apply:

To be eligible for this award you must submit an abstract for the Annual conference through the abstract submission site under any health professional topic.

The work being submitted must have been completed as of either your pre-registration training as a nurse, health professional, pharmacist, psychologist, researcher or a subsequent Masters level degree. Help from supervisor/teacher is acceptable.

The deadline to submit applications has now passed.


Awards:

Best Practice Awards

These awards promote best practice and innovation in rheumatology.  

Our winners in 2018, as well as our commended and shortlisted sites, demonstrated again how innovative work has improved patient experience, health care value, and outcomes, as well as offering examples of ways in which rheumatology services can be improved across the NHS.

Over the coming months, we’ll be working with winners to help them share their best practice services across the UK.Previous winners have shown how innovative work has improved patient experience, health care value, and outcomes, as well as offering examples of ways in which rheumatology services can be improved across the NHS.   

The projects were selected by a panel of experts including representatives from Royal Colleges, NICE and patient groups

View 2018 winning case studies

Chris Moran poster Prize

Awarded to the best poster at the Annual conference, reflecting both presentation and quality.

Who can apply:

  • Health professionals 

Applicants do not have to be a member to apply, but must be a registered Annual conference delegate to be eligible for this prize.

How to apply:

You must submit an abstract for the Annual conference through the abstract submission site under any topic.

All abstracts selected for poster presentation are automatically entered for the prize.

The winner will receive:

  • £100 prize cheque
  • Certificate of achievement

Deadline to submit applications has now passed.

Clinical prize

This award is made to recognise examples of outstanding clinical work, highlight best practice, and improved patient care.

Who can apply:

  • Health professionals (non-GMC registered)
  • Applicants must be a member to apply. 
How to apply:

To be eligible for this award you must submit an abstract for the Annual conference through the abstract submission site under ‘Allied health professionals and nurses clinical practice, service design, service delivery and evaluation’ topic. Literature reviews and case studies are not eligible. 

The winner will recieve:

  • £250 prize cheque
  • Certificate of achievement
  • The opportunity to present your research at the Annual conference as an oral presentation

The deadline to submit applications has now passed.

Droitwich Medical Trust Prize

Awarded to the best clinical case report submitted at the Annual conference.

Who can apply:

  • Consultants
  • Health professionals (non-GMC registered)
  • Paediatricians
  • Medical Trainees
  • Applicants do not have to be a member to apply.
How to apply:

To be eligible for this award you must submit a case report for our Annual conference through the abstract submission site.

All abstracts selected for case reports, poster presentation or oral abstracts sessions are automatically entered for the prize and are judged onsite.

The winner will receive:

  • £250 prize cheque
  • Certificate of achievement

The deadline to submit applications has now passed.

Garrod Prize

The Garrod Prize is open to scientists with a non-clinical background currently working in rheumatology or related discipline. The prize is awarded for excellence in scientific research in the field of rheumatology.

Who can apply:

Applicants do not have to be a member to apply, however non-members will need to seek a BSR member to sponsor their application. Applicants are expected to have less than 10 years experience in research activities.

The role of the sponsor:

Non-members will require a sponsor to support and verify your application. Your sponsor must be a member of BSR. If you are having trouble finding a sponsor please contact events@rheumatology.org.uk and we can look at putting you in touch with someone from your organisation.

Alternatively, you can become a member and automatically be eligible.

All sponsors are required to complete the 'sponsor's declaration form with their name, membership number and short paragraph to explain why they are sponsoring the application. The 'sponsors declaration' form will need to be submitted along with the required documents.

How to apply:

You are only required to submit:

  • Your full CV 
  • Three to five published papers on a related subject 
  • An explanation of your contribution to the work 
  • Sponsor declaration form if you are not a BSR member. Download here
The winner will receive:

  • Garrod Trophy
  • £500 prize cheque
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Complimentary registration to the Annual conference 2019
  • Opportunity to present your work during a plenary session at the Annual conference
  • Research will be published in Rheumatology journal.

The deadline to submit applications has now passed.

Is awarded annually for excellence in clinical or scientific research in the field of rheumatology.

Who can apply:

Applicants must be a member and expected to be at a relatively early stage of their research career. Types of people who can apply:

  • Consultants or equivalent
How to apply:

You are only required to submit:

  • Your full CV 
  • Three to five published papers on a related subject 
  • An explanation of your contribution to the work 

The winner will receive:

  • The Michael Mason trophy
  • £1,000 prize cheque
  • Complimentary registration to Annual conference
  • Opportunity to present your work during a plenary session at the Annual conference
  • Research will be published in the Rheumatology Journal

The deadline to submit applications has now passed.



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