Applications now open for Sir Peter Tizard Bursary 2021-22

The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) at RCPCH is pleased to announce that we are inviting applications for this bursary, which is open to paediatric trainees and newly qualified consultants wishing to undertake a research study into a rare disease or condition that affects children.

The Sir Peter Tizard Bursary offers a spot on the BPSU reporting cards worth £20,000 and a £5,000 stipend for training purposes. The bursary is open to paediatric trainees and newly qualified consultants wishing to undertake an epidemiological research study into a rare disease or condition that affects children and addresses a question of clinical or public health importance.

To be eligible for the bursary applicants must: 

  • be an RCPCH member
  • be a paediatrician working (at least part of their time) in the NHS as a specialty trainee (any grade), academic trainee or new Consultant (within 3 years of appointment to a consultant post)
  • 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

Other notes:

  •  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.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 15 October 2021.

For any enquiries email bpsu@rcpch.ac.uk.

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