BPSU Sir Peter Tizard research bursary

Each year we invite paediatricians planning a surveillance study through the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) to apply for this bursary. The successful applicant receives a free slot on the BPSU Orange Card and a stipend towards their training needs. The 2018-19 application period has now closed.
Tizard bursary winner 2015

Purpose of the award

  • Encourages paediatricians who are not research active to undertake a study of a rare disease or condition which affects children and which addresses a question of clinical or public health importance.
  • Enables paediatricians to further develop their research knowledge and skills.
  • Adds to the body of knowledge of rare childhood diseases and conditions.
  • Promotes the role of the BPSU in the surveillance of rare diseases affecting children.
  • Supports the RCPCH's objective of building and strengthening research in paediatrics.


Applicants must:

  • be an RCPCH member, and
  • be a paediatrician working (at least part of their time) in the NHS who is a:
    • specialty trainee (any grade)
    • academic trainee, or
    • new consultant (within three years of appointment to a consultant post).

The candidate must not have previously led a BPSU study.

The study team must not have previously submitted an application on the same topic for consideration by the BPSU scientific committee.

Any one candidate can only submit one application per year

Joint applications (ie where two applicants work together on a BPSU study under supervision and share the award) are acceptable.

How to apply

The 2018-19 application period has now closed.

Further information, including our guidelines and scoring criteria, are also available.