Joint Partnership Funds

Scale through partnership

Expanding the impact of our annual investments by encouraging co-funding from strategic partners.

Our latest joint-funding opportunities

BHS/ORUK Research Fellowship 2024

The British Hip Society (BHS) and Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) are offering a full-time, 2-year research fellowship of up to £110k, to start by no later than February 2025.

In partnership with The James Lind Alliance (JLA), the BHS recently completed a Problematic Hip Replacement Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) to identify the top 10 unanswered questions from patient and clinical perspectives relating to the assessment, management or rehabilitation of patients with problematic hip replacements.

The focus of this year’s BHS/ORUK Research Fellowship is to invite researchers to develop applications that will aim to answer one of these ten important questions as defined below or an alternative question that meets the aims of the BHS and ORUK:

  1. How can the cause of a problematic hip replacement be diagnosed more quickly and accurately?
  2. What causes pain in hip replacements? How is this best treated and managed, including using non-surgical approaches?
  3. What can be done before revision hip surgery (including physiotherapy, lifestyle change and exercise) to optimise the result?
  4. What are the best ways (including non-surgical treatments) of managing fractures around hip replacements?
  5. Are there ways to identify which people with a problematic hip replacement will benefit from revision surgery?
  6. What can be done after revision hip surgery (including physiotherapy and exercise) to optimise the result?
  7. What are the best ways to treat and manage infected hip replacements?
  8. What treatment benefits people with a problematic hip replacement when no cause is found?
  9. Is revision hip surgery best carried out by a specialist or non-specialist surgeon? Which is more successful and cost-effective?
  10. What are the early signs of a problematic hip replacement which indicate patients need to be assessed?


The successful candidate will be expected to register for study towards a higher degree (MD, PhD, DPhil or equivalent) from a UK University. This will require a leave of absence from clinical roles and / or training with agreement of employers or training programme directors. 

Application process:

  • Applications will be a single stage process closing by 17:00 on Friday 5 July.
  • Panel scoring and short listing will take place by the end of July 2024.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed between 17 – 20 September 2024.
  • Award decisions will be received immediately after the interviews.
  • The 2-year fellowship will start no later than 1 February 2025.


You will work closely with the ORUK Research Committee and the BHS Executive committee to ensure the goals and outputs of the research align with these requirements.

In order to apply for the post please complete the online application form by 17:00 on Friday 5 July 2024.  

Apply here

BASK/ORUK Research Fellowship 2024

The British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) and Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) are delighted to announce applications are open for their joint 2-year research fellowship. 

The aims of the funding are to deliver a programme of high-quality knee-related research and to develop the careers of future research leaders in knee surgery.

This research fellowship of up to £130k is funded between the two organisations for a period of 2 years. It is aimed at individuals with an interest in research into any knee area. The applicant or supervision team should include a BASK member, and successful candidates would be expected to become a member of BASK, if they are not already. 

Applications will be a single stage process application form closing on 5 July, followed by interviews for shortlisted applicants on the week of 23rd September. Award decisions are expected to be made by the end of September 2024. The role is planned to commence by no later than September 2025.

The deadline for applications is Friday 5th July 2024.

Apply here