The British Society of Periodontology is committed to supporting audit proposals with funding of a maximum of £500 for each project. Proposals, which may be submitted at any time of year, will in the first instance be considered by a panel of referees before making recommendations to Council at its next meeting. Council normally meets in March, July, September and December. A maximum of 4 awards may be made annually from January to December.
The award is open to any member of the British Society of Periodontology.
Applications should contain full details of the proposed use of the funds together with a one-page CV of the lead applicant (including full contact details). All members of the project team must be clearly acknowledged.
A full protocol for the project must be submitted electronically, together with details of where the project will be carried out, duration of the project, how the project specifically benefits the practice of periodontology, as well as details on how the data and outcomes are to be disseminated. Full justification for the funding requested must be provided.
The proposal should also include details of:
- The structure of the audit cycle;
- How the audit is designed to produce information to inform delivery of best periodontal care;
- How the service or intervention will be measured against a predetermined standard;
- The details of any treatment, intervention or service involved;
- Questionnaires or other evaluation tools.
Applicants should acknowledge in their application any other sources of funding. Successful applicants will be expected to acknowledge the support of the Society in any subsequent publications or reports. Funding will only be provided on receipt of proof of any regulatory clearance, where appropriate.
Successful applicants must submit a report within 6 months of completion of the project and may be asked to present a brief communication to a meeting of the Society, also for publication within the Society newsletter. If invited to make a presentation at a Society conference, the registration fee will be waived. Successful applicants are prohibited from applying again for 5 years. The appllicant cannot apply for more than one prize in any given year awarded by the British Society of Periodontology.
All documents must be submitted electronically, by email, to the Honorary Secretary of the British Society of Periodontology. Applicants should initially submit an email to the Honorary Secretary via the BSP website stating their intent to submit an application, following which they will be supplied with the correct email address to send their full application to. The email link for this initial contact can be found in the list of Council Members, which in turn can be found in the About Us section of the website.
Year commencing 1 January for this prize.