Research Training Bursaries

The 2023 Awards and Bursaries round is open from Monday 23rd January and closes at 1pm on Wednesday 19th April

The Research Training 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 training through research modules or courses, particularly with a focus on research methods, or a small-scale project (supported by a research organisation, for example, a Higher Education Institute, Primary Care Research Network or Research Design Service). Funding from a Level 1 bursary can also be used towards a small component of a larger research project.

You can apply for up to £5,000 at this level.

Level 2

Funding to undertake a non-pharmacy MSc or MRes. The masters course you pursue must support your academic or clinical career.

You can apply for up to £30,000 at this level.

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 2 Bursaries will be invited to interview to discuss their application further, which will include a presentation from the applicant, followed by questions from the interview panel. The interviews will take place in the week commencing 10th July (the actual day and time of the interviews will be confirmed closer to the time).

Our previous bursary recipients can be viewed here.

2023 Awards and Bursaries Timetable

2023 PRUK awards and bursaries launch23rd January 2023
2023 PRUK awards and bursaries deadline1pm on 19th April 2023
Applicants notified of initial outcome (i.e. invitation to interview stage)w/c 3rd July 2023
Online interviews (for research development awards and Level 2 bursaries only)w/c 10th July 2023
Applicants notified of final outcome 28th July 2023