Pump Priming Funds

Listed below are the pump priming funds available from BAPRAS

Clinical trials 


The BAPRAS Research Committee administers the BAPRAS Pump Priming Fund for Clinical Trials. It aims to make a single award of up to £20K each year. Applications for joint funding with other organisations are encouraged. 

Eligibility criteria for applicant
• Consultant Plastic Surgeon 

Eligibility criteria for funding
• Consumable or software costs
• Equipment costs
• Salary including on costs  

To apply
The deadline for applications is 31 October each year

Download an application form
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Consumables Fund


The BAPRAS Research Committee administers the BAPRAS Pump Priming Fund. It aims to make a single award of up to £20K each year.

Eligibility criteria for applicant
• Holder of National Training Number in plastic surgery or
• Consultant within 5 years of appointment.

Eligibility criteria for funding
• Consumable costs
• Equipment costs
• Salary or on costs will NOT be funded

To apply
The deadline for applications is 31 October each year

Awards in 2016


This year pump priming grants were awarded to the following projects:

Consumables
Miss Z Jessop- 3D printing of cartilage for facial reconstruction: optimising the printability and biofunctionality of nanocellulose for extrusion based 3D bioprinting

Clinical Trials
Mr J Rodrigues- The WIRE Trial: should Kirschner wires be buried or not buried following adult hand fracture fixation
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