BMA Foundation Awards Ceremony 2018

Celebrating the BMA Foundation’s continued support for medical research

The BMA Foundation has been supporting medical research since 1839 through awarding grants and prizes that encourage medical research. To celebrate this, each year we host an awards ceremony for the annual grant winners, as well as inviting back some of our past winners to talk about the impact BMA Foundation grants have had on their career and research field. This is an excellent chance to celebrate the success of the grant winners, and the BMA Foundation’s continued support for medical research of the highest quality.

The 2018 awards ceremony took place on 6 November at BMA House and was Bollywood themed. The event was attended by over 160 guests, including potential donors, philanthropists, key members of the medical research community, Parliamentarians and charity sector leaders. An after dinner speech was delivered by Alastair Campbell, best known for his roles as spokesperson, Chief Press Secretary and Director of Strategy for former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.



2018 BMA Foundation awards ceremony


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  • Previous grant success

    The BMA Foundation for Medical Research has had a significant impact on the careers of grant winners and on the many areas our grants fund. When we surveyed past grant winners, 92 per cent said that winning a BMA Foundation grant contributed to their career progression. 

  • Fundraising

    Funding for the BMA Foundation for Medical Research is made possible through donations and gifts in wills. 

    By celebrating the important research funded by the BMA Foundation, and the success of the grants over the years, we hope others will be encouraged to support the foundation. Every gift makes a real and lasting difference to medical research. 

    If you have any questions about the BMA Foundation, or are thinking of giving a gift to medical research, please contact the BMA Foundation team at or telephone 020 7383 6341 . For further information click here.