Research Bursary 2018

The International Menopause Society (IMS) is keen to encourage young researchers in the field of menopause, adult women’s health and basic science of hormone action by providing a bursary of up to £15,000 per annum for two years for investigative work in these speciality areas of medical research. This prestigious award will be given by the IMS Executive Board following open competition from medically qualified applicants aged under 40 years, who must submit a detailed plan of the research project and budget.

Dr David Sturdee, chairman of the bursary subcommittee and under whose IMS presidency the award was initiated, said... 'I was very fortunate to have the opportunity of two years of funded research during my gynaecological training, which gave my whole career an added impetus. Funds for research are less available now, so IMS wishes to give such an opportunity to the new generation of young and keen investigators, and to encourage much needed research in the field of menopausal and adult women’s health.'

Preference is given to applicants from countries where opportunities for research and funding are limited. A subcommittee of the IMS Board consider the applications and make proposals of awards and the amount for the Board to approve. All final research findings will be presented at the biennial IMS World Congress and any findings submitted to Climacteric for publication, if appropriate.

Application forms and details of all the criteria can be obtained by contacting Lee Tomkins, IMS Executive Director, at


Closing Date for Applications: 15th April 2018