Our early stage research grants provide support to cover consumable expenses at the beginning of your research project. 

Applications are particularly welcome from younger members of the Society to give them the opportunity to follow a research plan leading to a full grant application.

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Application details:


Applications should include all relevant supporting information including a research plan, budget, previous relevant research, short curriculum vitae of the member and a letter of support from the Head of Service/Supervisor.

Eligibility criteria:


All members who have been a BSH member for at least one year are entitled to submit an application and will be eligible for a maximum one BSH Early Stage Research start-up grant.



30 June 

Number of grants available per year:





Must be supported by Head of Service/Supervisor




We ask all members to send a report on the outcome of the research supported by the BSH Early Stage research Start-up grant within one year of the award, indicating if further funding has been obtained on the basis of the grant. We will showcase the best reports in our communications, including on website, member bulletins and social media.




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