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The ECU recognises the need to develop the research capabilities within the chiropractic profession.

In order to foster this aim, the ECU makes bursaries available to graduate chiropractors who wish to pursue research in an academic setting through research degrees.


Applicants must be eligible for membership in their national chiropractic association.

Applicants must be enrolled in a post-graduate programme in a University or in an ECCE approved chiropractic college having the facilities and/or the necessary connections with a university.

PhD projects should apply under the rules of the research policy for institutional projects.

Evaluation and approval of the project

The initial evaluation is to be made by the tutor and director of the course in which the candidate is enrolled.

ECU-Research Fund approval will depend on:

– the interest for the profession as a whole;
– the local / national need s for academic trained personal;
– the nature of the project’s contribution to research capacity in European chiropractic


1st February – Deadline for all applications.
15th April – Final review of all submissions by Research Council
1st June – Notification by the Research Council.

To apply, please download all materials from the Bursary Application Page.