New funding for osteoporosis research


04 Apr 2023

The Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) has today announced the continuation of its record investment in research, with the launch of its third consecutive grants round - opening the scheme for the first time to innovation projects. 

Following the launch of the charity’s four-year strategy, Breaking the Silence in 2022, the ROS is focusing its grants programme on pioneering studies which aim to help close the osteoporosis care gap and reduce health inequalities.  

Applications are encouraged from researchers at every career stage. Proposals should include clear public and patient involvement plans and can cover one or both: 

  • Research - a process of investigation with the aim of identifying generalisable new knowledge that could lead to changes to treatments, policies or care 
  • Innovation - activity leading to the development and delivery of something new (e.g., processes, products, services or methods of delivery) for patient benefit with potential for impact on a national scale  

Project grants of up to £100,000 over a maximum of three years will be available. This will help support a UK osteoporosis researcher to lead a strong research team to undertake a ground-breaking and innovative research project. 

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 6 June 2023.  

The successful research projects will be announced in January 2024

Dr Caroline Sangan, Research Manager at the ROS said: 

“We’re looking forward to receiving research bids from ROS-aligned researchers. Together, we’ll close the care gap and get people the help they need to prevent fractures and live well.” 

You can visit the Research Grants page for more information.

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