Pump Priming Funds

Listed below are the pump priming funds available from BAPRAS

BAPRAS Pump Priming Fund for 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. 

Applicants should NOT apply for multiple BAPRAS funding streams in the same round. 


Eligibility


The lead applicant must be a consultant plastic surgeon working in the United Kingdom. All plastic surgeons on the application must be members of BAPRAS at the time of applying.


Nature of awards


It is intended that the award will support early feasibility work for a proposed clinical trial. This would enable the subsequent application for funding from the NIHR or other large grant awarding bodies.

The BAPRAS Delphi and BSSH JLA reports should be considered when developing a research question. The Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network can provide advice on framing a research question and what is needed during the early stage work up of an idea.

Funding may be used for the following:

  • Small items of equipment, e.g. outcome measurement device
  • Consumables e.g. stationary, patient and public involvement materials
  • Technical assistance e.g. trials manager time
  • Methodological support e.g. statistician



The funds
 cannot be used for the personal salaries of the applicants
 

Applicants will be asked to provide an outline of how they will spend the award but may be allowed subsequently to change their plans, subject to approval from the BAPRAS Research Committee.


Financial arrangements


The University or NHS Trust sponsoring the study will need to invoice BAPRAS for the funding following the award.


Presentations and publications


The BAPRAS research award should be acknowledged at all presentations and in publications. From time to time the award holder may be asked to make presentations on behalf of the BAPRAS. The ‘funded by BAPRAS logo’ should be used on material and presentations relating to the project.


To apply


The deadline for applications is 31st October each year. For advice on eligibility, please contact Prof Abhilash Jain, Chairman of the Research Committee.

Application should comprise:

  • Application form 
  • Letter of support from Head of Department 
  • Letter from the trials unit outlining the support that will be provided

Download an application form

The application submitted will be circulated to members of the research committee and external reviewers when needed. It will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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BAPRAS Pump Priming Fund for Consumables

 

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

Applicants should NOT apply for multiple BAPRAS funding streams in the same round. 


Eligibility


The lead applicant must be a consultant plastic surgeon within 5 years of appointment or a trainee holding an NTN in plastic surgery, working in the United Kingdom.

All plastic surgeons on the application must be members of BAPRAS at the time of applying.


Nature of awards


It is intended that the award will support fundamental research in any field that will provide results to enable a subsequent application for funding from the NIHR, Wellcome, MRC, Versus Arthritis or other large grant awarding bodies.

The BAPRAS Delphi and BSSH JLA reports should be considered when developing a research question.

Funding may be used for the following:

  • Small items of equipment, e.g. laboratory equipment
  • Consumables e.g. reagents, laboratory consumables
  • Technical assistance e.g. research assistant


The funds
 cannot be used for the personal salaries of the applicants

Applicants will be asked to provide an outline of how they will spend the award but may be allowed subsequently to change their plans, subject to approval from the BAPRAS Research Committee.


Financial arrangements


The University or NHS Trust sponsoring the study will need to invoice BAPRAS for the funding following the award.


Presentations and publications


The BAPRAS research award should be acknowledged at all presentations and in publications. From time to time the award holder may be asked to make presentations on behalf of the BAPRAS. The ‘funded by BAPRAS logo’ should be used on material and presentations relating to the project.


To apply


The deadline for applications is 31st October each year. For advice on eligibility, please contact Prof Abhilash Jain, Chairman of the Research Committee.

Application should comprise:

  • Application form
  • Letter from Head of Department outlining the support that will be provided

The application submitted will be circulated to members of the research committee and external reviewers when needed. It will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Download an application form

Awards in 2019


Last year's pump priming grants were awarded to the following projects:

Consumables

Li Yenn Yong

Integration of 3D printed capillary networks into engineered free flaps

 

Clinical Trials 

Matthew Gardiner

Non-surgical joint distraction to treat thumb base osteoarthritis (HAILO III Study)


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