Our current research projects

We raise funds specifically to support research and, periodically, we make these funds available to researchers through our grants schemes.

Decisions about how we allocate grants are made by our Research Grants Committee, which considers all applications in line with the aims and priorities of our Research Strategy.

Research projects we are currently funding

Project Grants

The purpose of each project grant is to support an established UK osteoporosis researcher to undertake a pioneering research project that is designed to answer a single question or a group of related questions.

  • The additive effect of vitamin K supplementation and bisphosphonate on fracture risk in post-menopausal osteoporosis

  • Time is of the essence: Revealing the 'bone clock' in humans

  • Standing up for bone health - is prolonged sitting a risk factor for osteoporosis

  • Improving uptake of Fracture Prevention Treatments (iFRAP): Development, feasibility and acceptability of a computerised decision support tool

Linda Edwards Memorial PhD Studentships

The purpose of each Linda Edwards Memorial PhD Studentship is to enable the best and brightest graduates to complete a PhD and therefore begin their research career in osteoporosis and bone research.

Early Career Grants

The purpose of each early career grant is to support a researcher in the early stages of their career through specific funding of a research project. The scheme aims to invest in the development of the next generation of outstanding osteoporosis researchers, therefore applicants will need to have demonstrated that they are on an upward trajectory with great potential, and are now ready to take the next step towards becoming an independent principal investigator.

Innovative Grants

The purpose of each innovative grant is to support a highly innovative pilot study at the cutting-edge, to provide the critical data required to apply for funding from larger funding organisations.

  • Role of collagen-mineral nanomechanics in skeletal fragility

Accredited by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)

  • We've been a member of the AMRC for over 26 years, and were awarded a certificate of best practise in medical and health research in the 2015 peer review audit.