Can the grants cover tuition costs for medical education, postgraduate education or post doctoral education?
No. The grants are only available to support research, which is either in progress or proposed and are not available for funding of postgraduate education involving 'taught' programmes (eg Masters courses). Find out more about alternative sources of funding.
Would the grants provide funding for overseas education or training?
No. The grants are not available for this purpose. You should contact your Royal College for information on other organisations that may be able to assist you. There is also the Directory of Grant Making Trusts and Grants Register, which should be available in any good reference library including the BMA's own library. Find out more about alternative sources of funding.
Would the grants cover the cost of attending a conference overseas?
No. The BMA research grants are only available to support research, which is either in progress or proposed, and do not provide funding solely for travel or accommodation expenses.
Would the grants provide funding for a research project to be carried out outside the UK?
Yes. Some of the grants are available for research outside the UK. Please check the terms and conditions of the individual grants for eligibility criteria.
Would the grants cover the cost of computer hardware?
No. The purchase of computer hardware cannot be funded by the grant. Software will be covered as part of expenses or equipment. Please check the terms and conditions of the individual grants for further details.
Will the grants cover salary costs?
Yes. The grants can cover salary costs.