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The 2022 Research Funding Call is now open and we're keen to hear from you if you are looking to take your first steps in research. We want proposals from across the multidisciplinary team (MDT) for research which aligns with our strategic priorities.

Areas prioritised for support this year are:

  • Research recommendations resulting from published BSR guidelines
  • Using BSR registers or audit data
  • Paediatric and adolescent rheumatology
  • Important research areas identified by members: health services research; chronic pain (including fibromyalgia) and rare diseases; impact of Covid-19 on rheumatology patients


The award is for short pieces of research work (six months to a year), and is for either a standalone research project or a pilot study, which could lead to a larger grant or PhD application. This is a great opportunity to help achieve your research aspirations, to link you into further research opportunities, and to demonstrate the research credentials of your MDT.


The work can be undertaken full-time or part-time; we suggest project proposal costs of £20k-£40k. Click here to find out more.