Wellbeing of Women – PRUK Research Project Grants

This partnership award is open from 30th March 2023 and will close at 1pm on 22nd June 2023

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) and Wellbeing of Women (WoW) are partnering for another bespoke project grants funding call for research investigating issues within WoW’s remit (see list below) and exploring the role of how pharmacists and pharmacy professionals can benefit the lives of women and girls with health issues.

The WoW-PRUK Research Project Grants is a great opportunity for independent researchers and their teams to undertake pharmacy focused research into a range of women’s health issues. The scope for proposals is not limited, other than by the focus of women’s reproductive and gynaecological health, however, topics that could be addressed include:

  1. The education of pharmacists related to safe prescribing in pregnancy and/or providing easy access to advice about prescribing in pregnancy.
  2. How pharmacists can support and offer a safe space for women to discuss pelvic floor health postnatally.
  3. How pharmacists can support women seeking medicine, support and advice during the menopause.
  4. The role of pharmacists in providing analgesia for painful periods.
  5. Knowledge, attitudes, and uptake of vaginal HRT tablets prescribed by pharmacists for the treatment of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM).

This call will cover clinical and translational medical research looking at the practice of pharmacy or exploring the role pharmacists/pharmacy professionals can play in delivering the best possible patient benefit across one or more areas relating to women’s health issues.

This call will be equally funded by WoW and PRUK, with up to £100,000 in total being provided for research up to 3 years in duration. The call will not cover pure laboratory-based research, although an element of such research may be considered as part of a wider application. Proposed work is expected to have clinical relevance within 5 years from the end of the project.

To apply for this award, please visit the WoW webpages where you can download the application and guidelines.

If you have any queries, please contact the Wellbeing of Women research team at research@wellbeingofwomen.org.uk or call 020 3697 6350. You can also contact Pharmacy Research UK at office@pharmresuk.org.uk or call 07342791824.