Research Development Awards

The 2020 awards and bursaries funding round has closed.

Pharmacy Research UK offers two types of Research Development Awards, the Galen Award and the Leverhulme Pharmacy Research Fellowship, only available to registered pharmacists in the UK.

Galen Award

One or more awards made annually to a total value of £30,000 funded by a bequest by Rowland Henry Williams.

Leverhulme Pharmacy Research Fellowship

One or more awards made annually to a total value of £45,000 funded by a grant from the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust in order to support research relating to community pharmacy.

Who is eligible to apply?

All applicants must be a UK registered Pharmacist (those currently undertaking preregistration training will be considered but will need to have joined the register before receiving funding). As the purpose of the awards is to build research capacity in pharmacy practice the following groups have been identified:

  • those requiring funding between PhD and post-doctoral grants
  • those requiring funding to go from MPhil to PhD
  • practitioners new to research
  • PhD students requiring ‘research costs’ to enhance their PhDs

The awards can also be used to fund new areas of research, e.g. pre-pilot and feasibility studies that would not be considered by other funding bodies.
Please note that the Leverhulme Pharmacy Research Fellowship funding has to be used for research that is of benefit to community pharmacy or the applicant must be a community pharmacist due to the source of funding.

To apply for a Research Development Award, please download the Research Development Award application form and read the Research Development Award Guidance document for further information on completing the application form. Please ensure you refer to the guidance document before submitting your application.

For further information on the selection process, please see how we fund research.  If you are unable to download any of the documents above please contact us.

See our previous Galen Award Holders and Leverhulme Award Holders here.


2020 Awards and Bursaries Timetable

2020 PRUK awards and bursaries launch8th January 2020
2020 PRUK awards and bursaries deadline1pm on 20th May 2020
Applicants notified of initial outcome (i.e. invitation to interview stage)31st July 2020
Interviews in London (for research development awards and Level 3 bursaries only)12th & 13th August 2020
Applicants notified of final outcome 31st August 2020

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