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 closed
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
Application Process: Applications for 2021 now closed
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 2021
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 to open later in the year
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.
Caudwell LymeCo Charity Innovation Fund 2021
This annual fund will award small project grants of up to £50,000 towards innovative projects which address our research priorities.
The aim is to build capacity within Lyme disease research. We want to help get ideas for pilot studies off paper and in the lab.
These grants will be for short term projects of up to 18 months.
We will consider funding both salary and direct project costs. Our grant can also make up part of the costs for a larger project.
Who can apply
The award is open to accredited laboratories, academic institutions and small commercial enterprises in the UK or Europe.
If you are unsure on your eligibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submission is Thursday 1st April 2021
For further details and to apply please visit the Caudwell LymeCo Charity website