David Bromham Seed Research Fund 2022 - Apply now
Date: 15 Aug 2022
Type: FSRH News and Information
The David Bromham Seed Research Fund 2022 of £4,500 will be awarded to a single recipient/representative of a research group, to support the development of sexual and reproductive healthcare research ideas. Deadline is 15 October 2022.
About the fund
The David Bromham Seed Research Fund 2022 of £4,500 will be awarded to a single recipient/representative of a research group, to support the development of sexual and reproductive healthcare research ideas. Dr David Bromham was a previous President of the FSRH and left us a gift after his death, so an award could be given in his name. The competition first ran in 2021, and is running this year for the final time.
Who is eligible to apply?
This fund is open to current FSRH members (including affiliate members) who are planning or are already undertaking research into sexual and reproductive healthcare.
What research projects are eligible?
We're looking for original research ideas that reflect priorities in sexual and reproductive health and its care, specifically on topics related to contraception, abortion and reproductive health and well-being. The research project could have already started (from 1 January 2022 onwards) and funding is required for additional stages.
Funds may be used for salary or non-salary costs and a variety of activities including, but not limited, to:
• collaborative workshops
• patient and public involvement
• scoping reviews
• preparatory research, including secondary analysis of data and some qualitative interviews to inform research proposals
A group of experienced researchers in the SRH Clinical Studies Group will review the blind applications and chose the recipient.
• have clearly defined aims and objectives
• be feasible within timeframe and budget
• consider any ethical issues
• constitute original research
• be unsupported by any other grant awarding body.
• contribute to the greater understanding of SRH and patient care at a local or national levels
• address a priority area in SRH
• lead to the development of a larger scale research project, with clearly defined outputs, OR supplements an existing research project and addresses a research question that is not covered by existing funds.
What it the time frame?
Grant applications are to be submitted by 10am on 15 October 2022. Decisions will be communicated by 2 November 2022. The winner will be publicly confirmed at our FSRH Virtual conference on 16 November 2020, where they will be given a complimentary ticket to attend. The money will be paid to the recipient once confirmed.
What reporting is required?
A year after the grant is given, a short written report (no more than 1000 words) is required with plans for a funding application for a larger scale research project.
Where you mention the research, we ask that you reference the fund.
Last year, we were pleased to award the fund to John Reynolds-Wright, working alongside Sharon Cameron at NHS Lothian/University of Edinburgh to support their research project that was centred around developing a validated pain measure for abortion care.
“Pain during abortion is poorly documented and studies of pain relief interventions are hampered by lack of consistent reporting. We hope this study will be a first step to developing a tool that can be used in research studies and in clinical care for the benefit of patients”
How to apply
FSRH members can apply by filling in this application form. You'll need to provide a 500 words max. abstract, your priorities within the work, as well as suitable contact details.
The deadline to apply is 10am on 15 October 2022.
If you have any questions about the competiton, get in touch with our marketing team via firstname.lastname@example.org.