Research Grants

Offering research grants is one of the many ways we work to advance our vision - a future without osteoporosis.

The research grants programme is overseen by our Research Grants Assessment Panel, which is made up of scientific and lay members. You can find out more about the process of our grants round by downloading our research grants application overview.

Research grants 2022

Applications for our 2022 Research Grants Round are now open.

Even before the pandemic, the treatment gap for osteoporosis was startlingly wide, with around two-thirds of people missing out on the treatment they need. NHS backlogs have widened that treatment gap still further.

For the duration of our Breaking the Silence Strategy 2022-2026, the Royal Osteoporosis Society will be focusing its grants programme on pioneering studies which can help close the treatment gap.  This year, the charity is therefore inviting applications for studies which aim to improve care and lead to quicker and more accurate diagnosis, by overcoming the barriers to rapidly implement evidence-based clinical interventions into wider practice. Projects which aim to reduce health inequalities in osteoporosis care are also welcomed in line with our cross-cutting Equity stand within the strategy.

We have a range of different grant schemes through which you can apply for funding.

Please see the schemes below for further information:

Accredited by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)

We've been a member of the AMRC for over 28 years, and were awarded a certificate of best practise in medical and health research in the 2020 peer review audit.

NIHR Non-commercial Partner

The studies that we fund may be eligible to access the NIHR Study Support Service which is provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN). Find out more here.

Further information