Royal College of Chiropractors Bursaries for Studies in Evidence-based Practice, Research Methods or Clinical Audit

The Royal College of Chiropractors awards annual bursaries, worth up to £660 each, to enable members to register for Masters-level modules in Research Methods or Evidence-based Practice at little or no cost to themselves.

Applicants can identify any M-level module in EBP, Research Methonds or Clinical Audit whether stand-alone or as part of a larger award (e.g. MSc, MRes) thus ensuring maximum flexibility in terms of where, when and how they study. In addition to the value of acquiring and applying new knowledge and skills to clinical practice, the benefits of undertaking one of these modules include:

  • Access to the relevant institution’s online library of full-text journals, and other library facilities and resources for the duration
  • M-level credits towards RCC Membership and Fellowship
  • CPD-hours to satisfy statutory requirements
  • M-level credits towards a PGCert, PGDip, MSc etc. qualifications should applicants wish to extend their studies (if the module is part of a larger award)

Previous recipients of RCC research study bursaries have undertaken stand-alone modules in EBP, clinical audit and/or research methods at institutions including AECC, University of South Wales, University of Hertfordshire and University of Cardiff. Many others have received bursaries for research methiods modules that form part of a range of Masters awards.

[A range of Master of Research (MRes) programmes has recently emerged – examples here. These are typically designed to provide an introduction to research development, mainly for those who wish to become researchers or pursue a research pathway within their profession, and so are particularly suitable. These are certainly eligible for RCC bursary funding, but note that a bursary would only cover a small part of the overall fee.]

To apply for a bursary (for studies that have already commenced, or are due to commence, between September 2017 and March 2018), please download the application form and rules below for return by email or post:

RCC bursary application form_2017_2018

Please note the deadline for receipt of 2017/18 applications is Friday 27 October 2017.

Please email or telephone 0118 946 9727 with any queries.