Leverhulme Research Training Bursaries

The 2019 Awards and Bursaries round is open from 9th Jan and closes at 1pm on 1st May.

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.

This year, £45K 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. 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.

Timetable for 2019 PRUK Research Training Bursaries Scheme

2019 Awards and Bursaries Timetable

2019 PRUK awards and bursaries launch9th January 2019
2019 PRUK awards and bursaries deadline1pm on 1st May 2019
Applicants notified of initial outcome (i.e. invitation to interview stage)w/c 17th June 2019
Interviews in London (for research development awards and Level 3 bursaries)9th & 10th July 2019
Applicants notified of final outcome w/c 22nd July 2019