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BHIVA Research Awards

Originally launched in 2006, the BHIVA Research Awards are open, through competitive application, to all BHIVA members. A total of at least £30,000 per annum is available, to be distributed amongst the successful applicants according to the quality of the submitted proposals. The judging panel is chaired by an appointed chair and the call for applications is open from December to February. Successful applicants are announced at the BHIVA autumn conference.

BHIVA Research Awards provide funding for research projects that will impact on the improvement of clinical care, management, health and wellbeing of people living with HIV and on the prevention of HIV transmission. Applicants must be from UK-based institutions and awards will only be paid to UK bank accounts. Projects should be wholly or primarily focussed on UK populations. Applications with additional impact in other country or population settings and/or which support the development of research skills for the UK-based applicant may also be considered.

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National Institute for Health Research

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

BHIVA has 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: