The BIA aims to foster excellence in all aspects of clinical infection-related research by supporting patient-facing researchers-in-training to achieve high-quality clinical and basic research in the field of infection. Please click here for more details of the BIA Research Strategy.
BIA grant calls are announced every autumn and are responsive to the clinical and academic environment. Details of recent and active grant calls can be found below.
BIA Research Project Grants - Applications open
These awards provide consumables costs for trainees undertaking an infection-related research project in an academic centre in the UK or Ireland. It is envisaged funds would be used to support preliminary study in a field with intention of developing the work either through a research fellowship or as an independent investigator.
Type of Award: Up to three awards will be made of up to £10,000 per annum for 12 months to cover non-salary costs of research only.
Closing Date: 31 January 2021
Tenure: 1 year
Eligibility: UK or Ireland-based clinically-qualified trainees in infection or infection-related specialities who are not in a Consultant-level post. This includes nurses, pharmacists and other patient-facing careers. All applicants must be supported by a named supervisor(s) at place on intended research.
BIA Research Fellowship - currently under review
This award provides salary and consumables costs for trainees undertaking infection-related research in an academic centre in the UK (or appropriate UK-linked centre overseas).
For previous and existing Fellowship holders, the End of Grant report form can be found here.
BIA Clinical Exchange Award - currently under review
These awards support trainees undertaking clinical or research placements overseas in the area of infection.
Barnett Christie Lecture at FIS / HIS 2020
BIA Award Lecture at the Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) with emphasis on presentation of original Research including an overview of the recipient's field of research.
Applications now closed for 2020.
BIA Travel Awards - currently under review
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on travel, these awards are currently suspended. They will be announced once conference travel re-starts. These awards support travel to major national or international meetings, in particular, ASM, ICAAC, IDSA, and ECCMID to present original research, where the abstract is already accepted. Accommodation and registration costs may also be included, up to the £1000 grant limit.
BIA Travel From Overseas Award - currently under review
To support attendance at the Federation of Infection Societies Meeting. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on travel, these awards are currently suspended.
Gilead UK & Ireland HIV Fellowship Programme
The Gilead UK & Ireland Fellowship Programme started in 2009. The aim of the Programme is to support local innovation and best practice in patient care in HIV, viral hepatitis, oncology, respiratory and invasive fungal disease. The Programme invites applications from healthcare or allied professionals who are seeking funding for a project that aligns with the goals of the Gilead UK & Ireland Fellowship Programme.
The aim of the Programme is to support local innovation and best practice in patient care in HIV, viral hepatitis, oncology/haematology, respiratory and invasive fungal disease. The Programme invites applications from healthcare or allied professionals who are seeking funding for a project that aligns with the goals of the Gilead UK & Ireland Fellowship Programme.
To register interest for the HIV Fellowship Grants Programme 2020 please click the link below.
COVID-19 and Stroke Grant
The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity. For over 30 years the charity has supported stroke research to improve prevention, treatment and care for people affected by stroke.
Early clinical reports have linked COVID-19 to an increased risk of stroke, which has raised a lot of public and organisational interest and concern. The charity has therefore launched a funding call focused on addressing research questions to understand the potential causal links and mechanisms between COVID-19 and stroke.
The award offers up to £60k over up to 12 months. We welcome grant proposals in data analyses, epidemiological analyses, systematic reviews, basic laboratory science or early developmental/proof of concept studies. We are not expecting to fund a new cohort or clinical studies through this funding scheme.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 19th October.
You can find out more about eligible research on the Stroke Association website.