A wide range of bodies and charities fund health and social care research. Funding opportunities and available grants will differ on a regular basis. It is important you accurately assess the costs for your project, and seek funding in a timely fashion.
The BDA General and Education Trust (GET) Research Grant
The GET Fund exists "to advance education and other charitable purposes related to the science of dietetics”.
The Trust can make grants to any individual or organisation engaged in dietetic research or related activities. Our GET fund aims to advance education and other charitable purposes related to the science of dietetics. The Trust is separate to the BDA and is managed by the Trustees, some of whom are members of the profession and some who are independent. The Trust can make grants to any individual or organisation engaged in dietetic research or related activities.
You can find more information on the GET Research Grant and the application process here.
The BDA GET Conference Fund
The Trust provides funding to support BDA members speaking or presenting posters at conferences and events. The awards can be used to cover the cost of delegate fees, transport or accommodation.
You can find more information on the GET Conference fund application process here.
Other Funding Sources
There are region specific funders which are outlined in the table below:
Additionally you can search for funding opportuntities via:
Association for Medical Research Charity
An easy way to look for UK charities is to use the Association for Medical Research charity member directory pages. These pages list over 150 charities that fund research.
Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR)
The council's mission is to develop AHP research, strengthen evidence of the professions’ value and impact for enhancing service user and community care, and enable the professions to speak with one voice on research issues, thereby raising their profile and increasing their influence. Your local Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR) hub is a useful resource for finding out about local funding opportunities.
National Institute for Health and Research (NIHR) Funding Opportunities
You can view all current NIHR funding opportunities on their webpage and use the available filters to find the opportunities most relevant to you. You can also find further information to help you fund your research, including eligibility and tips.