Research Development Awards

The 2021 Awards and Bursaries round is open from 26th Jan and closes at 1pm on 21st April.

Pharmacy Research UK offers one or more awards made annually to a total value of £30,000 funded by a bequest by Rowland Henry Williams, only available to registered pharmacists in the UK.

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 a key purpose of the awards is to build research capacity and capability in pharmacy the award might, for example, be appropriate for:

  • Practitioners relatively new to research;
  • PhD students requiring ‘research costs’ to enhance their PhDs;
  • those requiring funding between PhD and post doctoral grants.

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 has come to a close, however we welcome applications relating to community pharmacy and encourage community pharmacists to apply to us.

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 Research Development Award Holders here.


2021 Awards and Bursaries Timetable

2021 PRUK awards and bursaries launch26th January 2021
2021 PRUK awards and bursaries deadline1pm on 21st April 2021
Applicants notified of initial outcome (i.e. invitation to interview stage)2nd July 2021
Online interviews (for research development awards and Level 3 bursaries only)12th & 13th July 2021
Applicants notified of final outcome 30th July 2021