Members are entitled to apply for grants to support research (up to £5000) or to fund travel (up to £750) to a meeting to present a paper relating to skeletal dysplasia.

Applications can be made for equipment and consumables, to cover travel costs relating to the research or for other reasonable costs relating to the research other than funding a salary.

Members may login to fill out research grant or travel grant applications.  Further details are available on request, please contact the secretary Nicky Bishop:


Founder's Prize

We encourage junior members and junior colleagues to submit papers for the Founder’s Prize. Entrants do not have to be a member of the SDG, although we expect that at least one supervisor / collaborator will be and will attend the Spring 2023 meeting to support their trainee. This prize of up to £500 (at the Committee’s discretion) is awarded annually to a junior member for the best short paper presented at an SDG meeting.

To be eligible for this prize, the presenter must be a SpR or clinical/research fellow supervised by at least one paid up member of the SDG. Newly appointed consultants will also be eligible provided they are presenting work which was completed prior to their consultant appointment.

Presentations will be judged on their individual merit, but the judges will consider the level of support received by the presenter and the Committee may (at their discretion) award two prizes of £500 each if there are two speakers of equal merit, one with substantial grant award and the other self-funded.


Autumn 2023 Founder's Prize award went to Laura Watts with a very close second prize awarded to Nour Elkhateeb - well done to both!