We offer various funding opportunities to members, MSK experts and trainees, to support innovation and interdisciplinary research in musculoskeletal health.

BJI members

BJI Catalyst Grants Program

The BJI catalyst grant competition is designed to support interdisciplinary early-stage projects by awarding members up to $130,000 each year in seed funding.

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BJI Strategic Fund Program

This program provides BJI members with flexible and timely support for interdisciplinary, transformative research in line with BJI’s strategic priorities.

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MSK experts

MSK Innovation Competition

Held in partnership with the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, the MSK Innovation Competition is open to all London-based entrepreneurial MSK experts who’d like to pitch innovative ideas with commercial potential.

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BJI Transdisciplinary Awards

The purpose of our transdisciplinary award program is to foster the next generation of MSK researchers and promote an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Western graduate students, postdocs, and clinical scientists interested in interdisciplinary MSK research across all areas of musculoskeletal health are welcome to apply*.

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*Please read our eligibility criteria carefully.


BJI Undergraduate Summer Research Program

This program is a great opportunity for Western undergraduate students to further their MSK-related research, work in an interdisciplinary environment, gain technical expertise, and connect with mentors and a network of interdisciplinary researchers.

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Meet some of our previous award winners