IBMS issues £100k additional funding for research

IBMS issues £100k additional funding for research
21 February 2024
We are increasing our research support to members for with an additional £100k available per year until 2026


IBMS Research Fund

Each year the IBMS will invite applications to bid for this funding on research around two themes, this year the themes are:

  • Championing advanced clinical practice in patient care
  • Opportunities & challenges to becoming a consultant biomedical scientist
Limits of funding

Applications are limited to UK based IBMS members.  Where a group of people are applying, the lead applicant must be an IBMS UK based member.

Examples of how this funding may and may not be used are outlined below. Please note that these examples are not exhaustive, please contact the IBMS via with any queries regarding eligible and ineligible costs.

We WILL fund costs associated with:

We will NOT fund costs associated with:

  • Staff time for the development of outputs
  • Purchase of training materials or equipment to deliver the project
  • Consumables associated with equipment, provided those consumables are ONLY used in connection with staff-training
  • License fees and software subscriptions relevant to the project
  • Publication of outputs in peer-reviewed literature
  • Promotional literature related to the project
  •  Equipment or consumables for use in delivering normal laboratory service
  • Established training courses
  • External training courses for staff, unless they are directly related to delivering the project outputs

Next steps

To apply for a research grant, please complete an IBMS Research Application Form and return by Friday 17 May to

The Education & Professional Standards Committee will review all bids and make their decisions by Friday 28 June and all applicants will be notified.

Please note
The IBMS Research Fund is separate to IBMS Research Grants which are awarded to UK based IBMS members to support original investigations and other suitable research work.


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