Our Early-Stage Research (ESR) Start-up grants can support you at the beginning of your research project. The ESR is designed to provide support for one year to those who have completed a PhD or are beginning to become independent researchers. It can help fund consumables.
Applications are particularly welcome from members of the Society in the early stages of their career to give them the opportunity to follow a research plan leading to a full grant application.
Deadline: 7 November 2024
Open to all BSH Members who have been with the Society for at least one year. A member can receive no more than one BSH Early-Stage Research Start-up grant.
Any and all research must be undertaken at a UK institution.
Five grants of up to £40,000
What to include in your application:
Applications should include all relevant supporting information, including:
- a research plan
- a detailed budget
- previous relevant research
- short curriculum vitae of the member
- a letter of support from the Head of Service/Supervisor
How to apply:
Please complete this online form
All applications are reviewed by BSH's Research and Grants Committee
Requirements for successful applicants:
All grant recipients are required 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 and are expected to submit an abstract to our ASM to present their research.
We will showcase the best reports in our communications, including our website, member bulletins and social media.