Press release: Pharmacy Research UK opens its 2017 funding round

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) are delighted to announce that the funding round for 2017 is now open and applicants have until the 3rd May 2017 to submit their application.  As the principle funder of pharmacy research in the UK, annually PRUK provides a number of smaller grants to develop research capacity, called Personal Awards. These enable small scale research projects that may not be eligible for funding from other bodies, to be undertaken. They are awarded to both academics and pharmacy practitioners.

The PRUK awards come under three categories:

  • Research Training Bursaries
  • Personal Research Awards
  • BOPA-PRUK Research Award


Research Training Bursaries

Research training bursaries provide funding for community and primary care pharmacists who have an interest in developing their skills in conducting research relating to every day practice. There are three levels of funding, depending on the qualifications that are being worked towards.


Personal Research Awards

Personal Research Awards are only available to registered pharmacists and this unique funding is vital for developing a research active pharmacy profession. This in turn can underpin the development of a strong evidence base to inform pharmacy’s current and future contribution to patient benefit and public health.  Previous recipients have undertaken research in areas such as public health, health economics, infection management, organisational psychology and over the counter prescribing.


BOPA-PRUK Research Award

The BOPA-PRUK Research Award (jointly funded by the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) and PRUK) is designed for pharmacy professionals in oncology and haematology to undertake research projects in translational and health service related to oncology and haematology pharmacy, with a focus on patient benefit.

For more information, appropriate application forms and guidance documents please see our Awards and Bursaries web page or contact practice.research@rpharms.com.


Notes to Editors

PRUK is the principle funder of pharmacy research in the UK. Founded as a result of a merger in 2012 of two previous research funding charities, PRUK has a broad programme of research in place. PRUK funds both research projects and individual bursaries to improve skills across the pharmacy sector. Registered charity number 1148335.

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