Originally launched in 2006, the BHIVA Research Awards are open, through competitive application, to all BHIVA members for research projects that impact on the improvement of clinical care and management of people living with HIV in the UK. A minimum of £30,000 per annum is available, to be distributed amongst the successful applicants according to the quality of the submitted proposals, with a maximum of £10,000 award per application. The awards panel is chaired by an independent chair.
Applications for grants or funding for research or other projects made directly to the Association are reviewed by the BHIVA Executive Committee at its meetings and considered based on merit and their relevance to the objectives of BHIVA.
BHIVA Research Awards 2015
BHIVA received 17 good quality applications from large and small centres in 2015, requesting a total of £196,173. The judging panel are currently reviewing the applications and deciding on where the funding will be allocated.
The BHIVA Research Awards 2015 are part-funded by Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare. BHIVA is also grateful for donations from BHIVA members and contributions from the general public.
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British HIV Association has recently been successful in its application for NIHR Clinical Research Network (NIHR) approval for the BHIVA Research Awards. Clearly this is a great step forward for our awards programme and confers significant advantages to the recipients of BHIVA awards. Please see below for details:
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non-commercial Partner Status
BHIVA is now an NIHR non-commercial partner in respect of its Research Awards funding stream. Appropriate research studies funded through this NIHR non-commercial partner funding stream are now automatically eligible for inclusion in the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Portfolio and therefore entitled to:
Use the NIHR Coordinated System for gaining NHS permissions (NIHR CSP), which is accessed via the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)
Access NHS support via the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
Please note that to gain inclusion on the NIHR CRN Portfolio any research study funded by BHIVA must also meet the standard study eligibility criteria, namely that it:
Is a discrete structure research project with an appropriate study protocol
Is of clear value to the NHS
Involves NHS patients, staff, premises, facilities or resources
Requires NHS support via the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
Please refer to the following websites for further information about: