Funding & support for research

BBS Research Funding


Opened 31st March 2024 – Closed 31st May 2024

The Trustees of the Brittle Bone Society announced that we can fund another round of research projects in 2024. There is one application round.

Applications submitted are going to be assessed for their fit with the Brittle Bone Society’s research priorities.  We expect to award grants of up to £25,000.

You can see our previously funded Research projects HERE

2024 Call


The timeline can be viewed HERE

Research Grant Application Process & Guidelines – DOWNLOAD

Research Grants Application Form – DOWNLOAD

Please refer to our Research Policies page for further guidance.


The Brittle Bone Society is an NIHR non-commercial partner, and as such any appropriate research studies funded through our eligible funding streams are automatically eligible for NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) support and therefore entitled to access NHS support via the NIHR Clinical Research Network.

The Brittle Bone Society are also members of the AMRC.  Please see our recent Certificate for passing the 3 yearly audit of our Peer Review process.


Patient Engagement


If you are a Researcher not looking for funding, but requesting access to patient engagement to assist with your research please complete the Research Support Request Form

Due to the large amount of these requests we cannot commit to them all, and therefore the request form will be forwarded to our Scientific Advisory Board for approval.




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