The first British Thyroid Foundation Research Award was made in 1997. The value of the annual award is up to £20,000 to support medical research projects. The award can be used to supplement existing projects or to help get new research ideas started. Funds will be awarded for consumables, running costs and equipment.
This year's award is up to £20,000 and has been funded by a legacy. The condition of the legacy is that the award should be used specifically for research to improve our understanding of hypothyroidism. Applications for this year's award are therefore invited specifically for research into assay and assessment of thyroid function with particular application to the diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism.
Please note that an amendment to the application form was made on 5 January 2015. Applicants should ensure that they use the most up to date version.
The British Thyroid Foundation is an NIHR partner organisation in respect of its research awards funding stream. Studies funded through this funding stream are eligible for inclusion in the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio and therefore able to access NHS support via the NIHR Clinical Research Network infrastructure.
The application form for the 2015 award can be found here.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 January 2015.
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