PPA Research Bursary Open to Applications NOW!

The Physiotherapy Pain Association research bursary application process is now live and welcomes PPA member applications

Opportunity for PPA members to apply for 2 funding streams to support small-scale research activity in the field of pain.


STREAM 1: Small-scale research funding (£100- £1000).

Examples of suitable studies may include pilot work (small-scale preliminary studies) and proof of concept (feasibility studies collecting and analysing data to obtain evidence to support or refute ideas or plans). Preference will be given to projects that incorporate patient and public involvement, and support novice researchers for clinical projects over education projects. Please note that audits and service development will not be eligible.  


Funding may be used in a number of ways, for example: 

• To backfill staff time – release researcher from clinical duties to undertake the research 

• For training – for help with statistics, surveys, interviews, etc. 

• For transcription costs 

• For payment of patient and public expenses. 


STREAM 2: Publication and dissemination (£100-£500).

Open to applications for funding to publish work, either toward publication fees or toward conference registration fees where an applicant is presenting a poster, international travel and accommodation will not be funded. 



Applicants should submit their application form via email by 16.00hrs on 15th January to selina.johnson@nhs.net & Leila.Heelas@ouh.nhs.uk


Please include PPA bursary application (See attached in comments below) and either funding stream 1 or 2 in the email subject heading. 



    • 24th November Open to applications 
    • 15th Jan @ 16.00hrs: Application closes 
    • Mid February: Applicants informed of the decision 


Please note these applications are only open to members of the PPA. Projects should embody the PPA mission statement of ‘supporting physiotherapists working across all specialities in contemporary physiotherapy practice, to draw on biopsychosocial approaches to support people living with pain’ and support the association’s goals (see website). Research activity must be led by a physiotherapist or student physiotherapist.  

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