ABS Research Development Grants

The Association of Breast Surgery is keen to maintain its role in research and trials and following the success of previous awards is again making available funding for Research Development Grants.

ABS Research Development Grants

Projects seeking funding from the ABS are asked to submit applications for a grant of up to £10,000.  Between 2 and 4 grants will be awarded depending on the quality, relevance and value of the successful submissions.

Applications should further the aims of the ABS and also be of clear value to the NHS and take appropriate account of its priorities, needs and realities.  The PI can be a consultant, trainee or an allied health professional.

 
ABS & Prevent Breast Cancer, Screening, Early Diagnosis and Prevention Research Development Grants

Projects seeking funding to further research into screening, early diagnosis and prevention of breast cancer can apply for this joint grant of up to £6,000.

 Applications should further the aims of the ABS & Prevent Breast Cancer and also be of clear value to the NHS and take appropriate account of its priorities, needs and realities.  The PI can be a consultant, trainee or an allied health professional.

 Applications are sought for:

  • Projects seeking funding for the initial development of clinical trials
  • Systematic reviews
  • Audits designed to inform the design of a study or future research
  • Fellowships/ Pump priming
  • Trainee collaboratives

Competition for the grants will be open to all and the selection process will be made up of a panel of members of the ABS Academic and Research Committee, an Oncologist, a PPI representative and a methodologist.  All members of the selection panel will be asked to declare any conflicts of interest and those with a conflict will be excluded.

Successful candidates will be expected to submit a report to the Academic and Research Committee of the ABS within 3 months of the completion of the project for which the grant is awarded. Successful candidates may also be asked to present their results at the A&R session within the annual ABS conference. Grant support should be acknowledged in all presentations, abstracts and publications relating to the award.


Applications process

The application forms for these grants can be downloaded below and should be submitted to Lena Sebova by e-mail (lenasebova@absgbi.org.uk) by Thursday 1st November 2018. The panel’s decision will be notified early in 2019. 

Find the ABS Grant application form here

Find the Prevent Breast Cancer Grant application form here

 

Money for your research

Do you have a research idea but need a bit of funding to get it started or make it work? The Association of Breast Surgery is now running another round of research development grants.

There are a wide variety of possible types of project that will be considered for funding ranging from clinical research studies to trainee collaborates to work such as systematic reviews or pilot work designed to inform the development of larger studies.

The ABS is also an National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non-commercial partner so clinical research studies funded through this scheme will be eligible for Cancer Research Network (CRN) support and adoption onto the NIHR portfolio. Find out more here

The deadline for submissions is 1 November and application is through submission of a single concise form.