Pump Priming Grant

BMUS are proud to announce the reinstatement of the BMUS Pump-Priming grant scheme. 

Grants of up to £3K are available to fund early research in any ultrasound-related subject. 


Research Grant Terms and Conditions

The grants are to fund ultrasound-based pilot studies or research projects which align with the broad aims of the Society which are:

  • To guide ultrasound practitioners in maintaining high standards of professional clinical ultrasound practice
  • For the advancement of scientific and clinical medical ultrasound research and technology
  • For leadership in medical ultrasound education and training, including provision of advice and information to the public.

Applications are welcome from BMUS members who have been a BMUS member for at least 1 year prior to the closing date of the grant application. Co-applicants do not have to be BMUS members.

  1. Grant applications are assessed annually.
  2. The maximum grant awarded is £3,000.
  3. On completion of the work, the successful applicant will be required to submit a short report to the Ultrasound newsletter, present the findings of the award at the BMUS annual scientific meeting (ASM) as either a poster or oral presentation and acknowledge BMUS funding in all publications related to this work.
  4. Travel and subsistence to BMUS ASM (in the year following the award) to present the results of the project should be included in the application (maximum £450).
  5. An assessment panel comprising of members of BMUS Council will consider applications. The decision of BMUS is final and binding.

Format of Application

The case for the pump-priming award should be a maximum of 2 pages long.  Due to the wide-range of topics that BMUS are willing to consider for funding under this scheme, no clear structure will be imposed on the application except that each proposal must have a clear aim, justification of the resources requested and should also include a supporting letter from the Head of Department.

Applications for 2018 have now closed.

Applications for the 2019 round of Pump Priming Grants are now welcomed and will close on 31st May 2019.

Applications should be made using the form which can be downloaded here and should be sent to office@bmus.org marked for the attention of Joy Whyte by 12 noon on 31st May 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be announced at the BMUS Annual Scientific Meeting in December each year and subsequently by email notification.