The BSAC grants programme is currently under review. No calls for applications will be made while this review is underway.
The BSAC is giving priority to the following topics of research for 2018Research grant applications (to be awarded in May 2019):
WHEREVER POSSIBLE PROJECTS SHOULD BE CROSS DISCIPLINARY AND TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE ONE HEALTH AGENDA.
Applications are also be invited under the Society’s usual areas of interest as follows:
For all past calls for specific topics please refer to the document “Specific Topic Call History” at the top of this page.
About The BSAC Research Grants:
The BSAC invites applications for Research grants on an international/worldwide basis.
The maximum value for these grants is £50,000 for projects of up to one-year in duration, and candidates are expected to provide full justification of research grant funds.
Each year the BSAC typically awards 1- 2 large grants in this category.
Applications received in this category are subject to a four-step review process as follows: 1) an initial triage process, 2) an external peer review process, 3) a final triage process; and 4) final review by the BSAC Grants Committee*. The initial triage (step 1) is to assess the eligibility of all applicants & research topics, applications not successful at this stage will be rejected and applicants notified directly. The final triage process (step 3) is to assess external peer review scores, applications not successful at this stage will be rejected and applicants notified directly.
*The final review process (step 4) takes place at the BSAC Grants Committee meeting, held in May each year. Applicants through to this stage of the process are notified of a final decision by the 31 May each year. The number of research grants awarded each year is dependent on the overall level of funding available in each year.
Making An Application For A BSAC Research Grant: Applicants must complete the application form at the top of this page as follows:
**Applications not submitted with pages set out in the exact order outlined will be returned to the applicant for revision. This order is to assist external reviewers and the grants committee. There is an example of a completed Application Form at the top of this page.
All costs, including inflationary increases, should be accounted for at the time of application. Similarly if applying for staff costs all salary increases should be accounted for at the time of application.
Application Deadline: CLOSED.
The next application deadline is to be announced.
Declaration / Co-Funding: The 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. The BSAC must be informed of any grants awarded outside of BSAC funding and the application withdrawn immediately.
All grant support received in the last 5 years must be declared for all applicants who are named on the application form, this must include the total amount of funding received for each grant listed and noted in GBP / UK £ currency.
Reviewer Feedback To Grant Applicants:
The BSAC only offers feedback for those applications that are peer-reviewed by external reviewers (Research, Education & PhD Studentship applications), and only if applicants specifically request this.
The BSAC Grants Terms & Conditions:
The Terms and Conditions for all BSAC Grants and Scholarships are published on the BSAC website at: BSAC T&Cs/SOPS. The applicant and host institute is required to read the terms and conditions before completing any application form. Applicants are required to submit a signed copy of the BSAC Terms and Conditions form, submitting this with their application form.
Successful applicants are required to submit a written report on completion of their project, using the BSAC report form at the top of this page. The report form should be submitted to BSAC Grants via email at: email@example.com
Applicants who have already completed a report to their Institute for this grant can also include this with the completed BSAC report form.
Reports should include the following information based on your project:
Any remaining funds must be returned to the Society immediately. However if you wish to continue to draw on remaining funds for a limited period after the end of the award (no cost extension applies) you should do so in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing details of when and how the money will be used.
Payment / Claiming Funds:
Payment will be made directly to the host institution, who will administer the grant on behalf of the lead applicant. Payment is made upon receipt of an official invoice from the Secretary/Finance Officer of the Institution where the applicant is based. Funds can be claimed in advance or in arrears on a quarterly basis. Please contact Debbie Irwin at email@example.com for any payment enquiries.
Correspondence: All correspondence, including submission of the final report, should be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org