Bupa Foundation grant makes up to £20,000 available for one year pilot projects

The Bupa Foundation’s Philip-Poole Wilson Seed Corn fund is now open for applications.  It is aimed at healthcare professionals involved in research or university based researchers with an interest in health or social care.

It aims to support pilot work, or to bring together a group of people to work on a proposal.

The criteria for applications are broad but the Foundation suggests the following domains, several of which are pertinent to the fields of ageing and geriatric medicine.

• achieving sustained behaviour changes in relation to smoking, diet, physical activity and/or alcohol consumption
• facilitating wellbeing and preventing mental ill health
• improving patient decision-making through, for example, shared decision-making interventions
• improving the design of community health activities by using new technologies to cost-effectively organise and interpret health outcome data

Further details can be found online at http://grants.bupafoundation.co.uk.  The deadline for short-form applications is 6th July, 2012.