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Call for applications: Complementary Medicine Field Bursary Scheme 2012

The Cochrane Collaboration Complementary Medicine Field is pleased to announce our 2012 bursary scheme made possible through funds from the US National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The purpose of this bursary scheme is to ensure that reviews relevant to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are completed and published in The Cochrane Library.

Funding offered
* 2 review proposals in the amount of $5,000 USD each will be funded. The funding must be paid directly to the individual bursary recipient; it cannot be paid to the recipient's institution.

Eligibility requirements
* Review must be registered with a Cochrane Review Group, and the relevant protocol/review must already be published in The Cochrane Library.
* The topic of the review must relate to CAM (see scope in Call for Applications).
* Bursaries will be targeted to reviews for which substantial progress has already been made and whose completion has been stalled due to a lack of funding.

Completed application forms should be e-mailed to Eric Manheimer ( by 3 December 2012. Forms sent by postal delivery or fax will not be accepted. Successful candidates will be notified by 14 December 2012. Funds will be distributed to successful applicants in a single installment, after the award notification. Funds must be paid to the individual recipients of the bursary, and not to their institutions.

For more information (e.g. the assessment criteria, additional details about eligibility and application procedures), please see the full Call for Applications and Application Form (available at:

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2011 CAM Field bursary scheme awards:
* Melainie Cameron, for the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group Review 'Herbal therapy for treating osteoarthritis'
* Xiaoshu Zhu, for the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group Review 'Chinese herbal medicines for menopausal symptoms'

Contributor's Information
Contributor's name: 
Eric Manheimer
Email address:
Updated on: October 17, 2012, 3:51