BSSVD Research Page

The BSSVD supports research into vulval disease and gives small grants when funds allow. Applicants must be members of the BSSVD at the time of application and for the lifetime of any grant awarded. Applications are considered twice yearly but please send applications to the BSSVD secretary. (Please see links below)

18/19 BSSVD Vulval Trainee Award

The BSSVD will be inviting 2018/2019 Trainee Award applications in January 2019. The aim of this award is to facilitate an individualized programme of vulval training. One award will be funded in open competition to UK trainees (including post CCT fellows). Applications are welcomed from dermatology, genitourinary, sexual health, dermatopathology and gynaecology trainees. Each award will be funded up to a maximum value of £2500: a suggested programme might be 10 visits to centres where vulval experience can be gained, in addition to attendance at a relevant meeting or conference. The training may be in one or several centres so the training may involve several supervisors at different sites. All applicants must be BSSVD trainee members. Applicants will normally be within the last two years of their expected completion of training.

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BSSVD Presidential Essay Prize

UK Medical Students or doctors within 2 years of Primary Medical Qualification

An annual award is made to the most outstanding essay submitted to this society.
The title of the essay is announced at the BSSVD Annual Meeting held in the 1st quarter each year. The winner of the previous year is announced at the Annual meeting.
Closing date: 31st March 2019 at midnight


Title: Vulval Eczema

Maximum words: 500

Maximum No of references: 5

All essays to be submitted electronically only and to

The winner will receive a £200 prize from the society along with the opportunity to have their essay published in the BSSVD newsletter.

BSSVD Research Award Application Form
How to Apply for a BSSVD Research Award
BSSVD Meeting Bursary Application Form
How to Apply for a Meeting Bursary
BSSVD Visiting Fellowship
BSSVD Visiting Fellowship Application Form
How to Apply for a Nursing Travel Bursary
BSSVD Visiting Fellowship Application Form