Research Grant closing date approaching

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES FOR 2006, HOWEVER THIS INFORMATION MAY STILL BE USEFUL FOR 2007: The objective of the grant is to support periodontal research undertaken by a Specialist Trainee or junior member of a University Faculty in the UK. Applications up to a maximum value of £5,000 will be considered. Applicants must be full or associate members of the BSP and be either: Specialist Trainees with a national or visitor's training number University Faculty members for less than 7 years who will be under the age of 40 or who have been qualified less than 10 years on 31st March 2006. A research protocol must be submitted which should include: a brief description of the background to the proposed project with emphasis on its relevance and importance to periodontology, the objectives of the project, a clear description of the methodology, full details of the proposed use of the funding. The applicant should enclose a copy of their CV and a brief CV of their research supervisor. If appropriate, indication of approval by or application to the local ethical committee should be included. However, grant monies will be withheld until ethical committee approval is demonstrated. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from the Head of Department or from the Dean of the Dental School or Hospital. Applications should be sent to the Honorary Secretary of the British Society of Periodontology by 31st March 2006. Clinical audit projects and funding for items of equipment will not be considered. The Council of the BSP will appoint a panel of appropriate adjudicators. Applications will be judged foremost on their scientific quality and merit. However, particular consideration may be given to innovative pilot studies, unlikely to attract funding from other sources. The importance of the project to the career development of the Specialist Trainee or University Faculty member may also be taken into account. The decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into. The Society reserves the right to withhold the award. The successful applicant(s) must provide a short written report after completion of the project. They may also be invited to give a short presentation at an appropriate meeting of the Society and for this, travel, accommodation and reasonable expenses will be met by the Society.