Research Training Bursaries

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

The Bursary Scheme is intended to support community and primary care pharmacists who have an interest in developing their skills in conducting research relating to everyday practice.

Level 1

Funding to undertake research modules and a small-scale project (supported by a research organisation, for example, a Higher Education Institute, Primary Care Research Network or Research Design Service).

Level 2

Funding to upgrade a Diploma in Clinical/Community Pharmacy to an MSc, which usually involves undertaking a further two modules (one on research methods) and undertaking a project.

Level 3

Funding to undertake a non-pharmacy MSc.

To apply for a Research Training Bursary, please download the Research Training Bursary application form and read the Research Training Bursary 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.


Shortlisted applicants for Level 3 Bursaries will be invited to interview to discuss their application, which will include a presentation from the lead applicant, followed by questions from a Review Panel.

Our previous bursary recipients can be viewed 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