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BHS Research awards 2019

We welcome applications for the award of British Hernia Society Research Grants. For consideration the application form must be completed in full and submitted no later than 12pm on 29h March 2019.

The application form is available on our website

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Grants of up to £8000 are available. The money may be distributed among several applicants or awarded to a single applicant at the discretion of the award panel.

The British Hernia Society Research Grants are awarded to applicants as a result of open competition with high quality peer review. Applicants need to be members of the British Hernia Society, however registration is free via the British Hernia Society Website and is open to all health professionals. We will fund research* that is of clear value to the NHS, social care or public health and that takes appropriate account of the priorities, needs and realities of the NHS, social care or public health. The British Hernia Society is a non-commercial partner of NIHR and as such successful applicants are eligible for NIHR support (please see https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/study-support-service/eligibility-for-nihr-support/)

* Research can be defined as the attempt to derive generalisable or transferable new knowledge to answer or refine relevant questions with scientifically sound methods. This excludes: audit; needs assessments; quality improvement and other local service evaluations. It also excludes routine banking of biological samples or data except where this activity is integral to a self-contained research project designed to test a clear hypothesis.