Leverhulme Research Training Bursaries

The 2018 round of training bursaries will open on January 8th 2018 and close on May 2nd.


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.

Annually £40K is made available to fund a number of projects over the following levels of funding:

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.

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.

These schemes, previously operated by the Pharmacy Practice Research Trust, have been supporting pharmacists for a number of years to gain a number of different skills and educational qualifications.



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.


Timetable for 2018 PRUK Research Training Bursaries Scheme

2018 PRUK Research Training Bursaries application process goes live 8th January 2018
Deadline for submission of PRUK Research  Training Bursary applications 2nd May 2018
Applicants for Level 3 Bursaries notified of initial outcome for interview  w/c 25th June 2018
Interviews (for Level 3 Bursary applicants only) in London 10th & 11th July 2018
All Research Training Bursary applicants notified of final outcome w/c 23rd July 2018