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TO HELP US FUND RESEARCH

BSRF has, for the past 50 years, promoted and funded high-quality research into scoliosis in the UK, whilst SAUK has worked to raise awareness of scoliosis and provide support, advice, and information to people affected by scoliosis.
Grant Options

The SSR Research Grant is open to appropriately qualified professionals such as scientists, clinicians, and allied health professionals (nurses, psychologists or physiotherapists). Applications can be submitted at any time. Applicants will be kept informed of the progress of their application but should be aware that a decision can take approximately three months.

All applications will be considered, however, applicants are advised to submit their proposal under one of the following three headings:


• Small exploratory grant

This grant is designed specifically for new investigators who have a preliminary concept they would like to develop into a research project. The maximum grant award for this category is £15,000. The maximum duration of research is one year. This grant does not require pilot data. It should, however, be able to generate pilot data that could be used when applying for a larger grant.


• New investigation grant

This grant is specifically targeted to new investigators. The maximum award is limited to £40,000; however, the duration of research may extend up to two years. Some preliminary data would be desirable although not absolutely required.






• Major research grant

This grant is awarded a maximum of £100,000 per year up to two years’ duration. These grant applications may be in any area of spinal deformity research. These grant applications require evidence that the investigator has the experience and resources to complete the proposed research. As such, preliminary data is generally required. Such grants will be awarded only for outstanding and important research.


If you would like to apply for a SSR research grant, an application form must be completed. Once the application form is received an extensive review process begins. Our Grants Committee will carry out the initial assessment before sending potential applications for peer review. A decision on funding is ultimately reached by the Grants Committee and the SSR trustees.


Applications can be submitted at any time. Applicants will be kept informed of the progress of their application but should be aware that a decision can take approximately three months.  Applicants must abide by the word counts specified or they will be asked to resubmit.

SSR does not usually make awards to applicants from outside the UK unless in collaboration with a UK centre.


Please read the SSR grant conditions carefully before completing the application form.



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