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Paget’s Association 50th Anniversary Research Awards 2023

To recognise the resourcefulness of the UK Paget’s Disease of Bone research community in supporting the Association’s goals across the past 50 years, we are launching a new flexible research funding scheme to coincide with our landmark anniversary.

Objectives of the funding scheme

Funding may be used towards any of the indicative activities listed in the three categories below:

Pump-priming research e.g., pilot studies and/or defined pieces of experimental work that lead to clear opportunities to lever additional external funding

Educational activities and programmes that raise awareness about Paget’s disease to health professionals and/or the broader public [made as a named Winifred Ditchfield Award]

Capacity building in Paget’s research, through flexible support for current or new postgraduate projects, or through undergraduate-led research projects e.g., student bursaries

  • A total of £20,000 is available across the three areas, spread between 2-3 awards in total
  • Limited to one award per institution
  • Collaborative awards (multi-centre) are encouraged

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted to the Paget’s Association using the form on the next page, along with a short CV from the principal applicant.  A printable application form can be downloaded by clicking here

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Friday 20th January 2023, 23:59 GMT

DECISIONS: Late February 2023

START DATE: From April 2023 (awards will be formally announced at the International Symposium on 19th – 20th April, to find out more about the Symposium, please click here)


  • Any aspect of Paget’s research will be considered but proposals must demonstrate a pathway to benefit those living with or affected by Paget’s disease
  • Applications will undergo rigorous internal review managed by the RSC with quality threshold (fundable/not-fundable) applied, and final selection of projects for funding made by the Board of Trustees
  • Depending on the proposed project(s), the Association reserves the right to co-opt independent research experts into any decision-making processes about suitability of individual projects for funding
  • Funding can be used flexibly for a period of up to 24 months, but applicants must indicate a justified spending plan and the Association reserves the right to request clarifications
  • Paget's Association research grants are only available to lead investigators in the UK


Any questions and other correspondence should be addressed to Chair of the Research Subcommittee (RSC) and be submitted electronically to: PAresearchoffice@paget.org.uk

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