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BACPAR are pleased to offer support grants to BACPAR members undertaking research or improvement projects or seeking to develop knowledge and skills that would build towards or help progress a research career.

This bursary is intended to contribute to increasing research and improvement capacity and capability within the field of amputee rehabilitation by providing opportunities for people to investigate research questions and become clinical academics and independent researchers in the future.

These awards are available to support a number of different scenarios all with the key aim of developing the evidence base within amputee rehabilitation and prosthetic use and having an impact on physiotherapy clinical practice. Potential funding scenarios are:

  • Individuals who would like to undertake a research or improvement project within the field of Amputee Rehabilitation
    • Research or improvement projects must be appropriate for this level of funding or demonstrate adequate support in place from other funding streams
    • Proposed projects should be relevant to current UK physiotherapy practice.
    • Projects must demonstrate an ability to either contribute to the current evidence base or be working towards a larger project.
  • Individuals who have an interest in research and improvement and need support to take the first steps along a clinical academic career pathway.
    • The funding can be used to support an introduction to aspects of clinical research through gaining research experience by observing/visiting/working in a clinical research environment and undertaking study in research in preparation for applying for further Masters level courses.
    • Individuals would need to demonstrate future clinical academic aspirations and support from their line managers
  • Researchers in the field who are further along in this pathway and are transitioning between masters and PhD level study or beyond.
    • The funding can be used to support grant writing for larger related research projects or clinical academic fellowships