BGS Scotland


The BGS MDS has a strong interest in promoting and participating in research in the field of Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders.

Research Grants

We are pleased to offer grants in support of small research, quality improvement and innovation projects in the field of older people with movement disorders.

The value of the grant awarded shall generally be in the region of £100 – £2000.

Conditions of the award:
1. The grant will be awarded twice yearly at the discretion of the BGS MDS committee.
2. The application deadlines shall be 31st July and 31st December to allow adjudication at the twice yearly BGS MDS committee meetings.
3. The value of the grant shall be at the discretion of the BGS MDS committee and the adjudication process is final.
4. The grant shall be used solely for the purpose set out in the application process.
5. The applicant must be a member of the British Geriatrics Society Movement Disorder Section (
6. The applicant must agree to dissemination of their work by presenting their project at a BGS MDS meeting following completion of the project.
7. Acknowledgement of the BGS Movement Disorder Section Grant must be made in any publication and/or presentation.
8. The applicant agrees to submit a short blog article (250 – 300 words) outlining the benefits gained from the grant.

Full details and the application form are available to download here (BGSMDS research grant application form).  Please return all applications to Joanna Gough, BGS Scientific Officer at or post to:

BGS MDS Research Grant, British Geriatrics Society, Marjory Warren House, 31 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DN

Tom Isaacs Award

Nominations are now open for the Tom Isaacs Award to recognise the work of a researcher/professional who has demonstrated significant impact on the lives of people living with Parkinsons and has involved people with Parkinson’s in a participatory way in their work.

The award was created and is co-awarded by The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) and The Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and is presented at the annual Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s and Rallying to the Challenge meeting which in 2018 is taking place on 26th and 27th September at the Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

For further information and nomination form, please see the Cure Parkinson’s Trust website.