Joint Action Grant Application Guide
All applicants must be registered with Joint Action via this website. You may do this via “Register to open your Joint Account” at the top right of this page. BOA members will need to register separately on the Joint Action website (however, you can select your own username and password which may match your BOA login details).
At least one of the applicants must be a Fellow, Member or Associate of the BOA in active clinical practice.
Research applications from BOTA members for 'pump-priming' trainee grants up to £5,000 are also to use the following process and mark your application accordingly when it is submitted.
Please note that members have been pre-registered by the BOA. The registration/login details were sent to all BOA members with the December 2008 and December 2009 Joint Action News.
If you have lost these details, try the 'forgotten your login details' link in the top-right-hand corner and afterwards, if no joy, you may phone the following number for help and instructions on how to retrieve your details, 020 7405 6507.
The Application Process
Below is a summary of the application process:
- Registration of applicants
- Abstract applications open 19th November 2012
- Abstract applications close 4th January 2013
- Abstract applications shortlisting 7th January - 18th Janury 2013
- Full submissions from shortlist open 4th February 2013
- Full application submissions close 15th March 2013
- Successful notification June 2013
- Announcement BOA Congress 1st-4th October 2013
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There are two categories of applicant: The Lead Applicant and Co-Applicants. The Lead Applicant applies for a grant via his or her “Joint Account”. As part of the application process the Lead Applicant will identify the Co-Applicants using their Personal Id. Consequently, the Co-Applicants must inform the Lead Applicant of their Personal Id, which they can find by following "Update Details" in their "Joint Account". The Co-Applicants may view the application via their “Joint Account”.
Submission by Lead Applicant.
The abstract submission is done via the online form. The Lead Applicant is responsible for the completion of the form. For administrative efficiency the number of words permitted in the form is limited.
Assessment of Abstract Submissions
The closing date for Abstract Submissions is 28th January 2011. All applications will then be assessed by The Grants Committee. A shortlist of applications is then established. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit their full application.
Full Application Submission
The Lead Applicant will be responsible for submitting their full application via their “Joint Account”. The Terms and Conditions of grant award must be agreed at this stage. A full application requires that a financial justification of the research, a detailed breakdown of the costs, all the applicants’ CVs and a scientific paper be uploaded and attached to the Abstract Submission. CVs should be limited in length to 2 A4 pages and only cover the most relevant experience and qualifications. The scientific paper should be relevant and in support of the application. The closing date for full submission is 8th April 2011.
Assessment of Full Applications
Full Applications are assessed anonymously by relevant, external, selected “Peer Reviewers” in addition to The Grants Committee. Peer Reviewers are selected on the basis of their professional experience and knowledge in subjects relevant to the applications and who have no known conflict of interest with the project.
Successful applications will be announced at the BOA Annual Congress, 13th-16th September 2009 in Dublin. Official confirmation will be made after the Congress to both successful and unsuccessful Lead Applicants by personal letter to the address given in the original application.
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