Research Training Bursaries

The 2024 PRUK funding round will launch on 2nd January and close at 1pm on 27th March.

The Research Training Bursary scheme is intended to support UK registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians 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. These are available to download at the bottom of this page.

For further information on the selection process, please see how we fund research.  If you are unable to download any of the documents 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.

Our previous bursary recipients can be viewed here.

2024 Funding Round Timetable

2024 PRUK funding round launch2nd January 2024
2024 PRUK funding round deadline1pm on 27th March 2024
Applicants notified of initial outcome (i.e. invitation to interview stage)w/c 1st July 2024
Online interviews (for shortlisted PhD studentship awards and Level 2 bursaries only)9th July 2024
Applicants notified of final outcome 31st July 2024