BAS Aphasia Seed Funding

BAS Initiatives in Aphasia Seed Fund (IASF)

The British Aphasiology Society would like to fund Initiatives in Aphasia – UK based activities that involve and benefit people with aphasia and their family members/carers. Some examples might be: support for events, new initiatives in aphasia, focus groups, or pilot research. This list is not intended to be prescriptive. Such activities may be led by or organised with the involvement of people with aphasia, and will meet one or more of the following aims:

1. to promote knowledge of aphasia
2. to promote knowledge of aphasia treatment, and make its evidence base accessible
3. to promote and draw upon the expertise of people with aphasia
4. to share, discuss and collaborate on research with people with aphasia and their family members/carers

See details of previously funded IASF projects (and then check your downloads folder), there's also a short video you can watch that demonstrates how it was used here.

Seed funding of up to £1000 is available per application, and can be used to supplement other research/knowledge exchange funding that the applicants have already secured.

The BAS Initiatives in Aphasia Seed Fund officer and at least one other committee member will review each application and present their views on eligibility for funding to the Committee for a final decision.

Funding must be spent within 12 months of the project start date, at which point any unspent funds are to be returned. Funds will be provided to successful applicants in the form of a cheque at the start of the project.

This scheme does not fund the purchase of resources for individual people with aphasia.

The BAS Committee reserves the right to decide how many awards it will make in any one year.

Please click on one of the following links (and then check your downloads folder) for:

1. Application guidance
2. Applicant form
3. CV template for the lead applicant

The deadline for applications for the (2020) Seed Fund (IASF) has now closed and applicants for this round of funding will be informed of the outcome in Early February 2021.