Cochrane Complementary Medicine bursary scheme

Cochrane Complementary Medicine awards a bursary each year to Cochrane reviews for which substantial progress has already been made and whose completion has been stalled due to a lack of funding.  The purpose of this bursary scheme is to ensure that reviews relevant to complementary medicine are completed and published in The Cochrane Library.  Only Cochrane reviewers who have already registered CAM-related protocols/reviews with a Cochrane  Review Group are eligible for funding. 

The 2017 Cochrane Complementary Medicine bursary scheme Call for Applications and Application Form will be posted in October 2017. The 2016 forms are posted below for reference.

Cochrane Complementary Medicine bursaries awarded 2004-2016

2004 bursary recipients:

  1. Chinese medicinal herbs "Dan Shen" compound for acute myocardial infarction (Reviewer award recipient:  Ni Juan; Affiliated Review Group:  Cochrane Heart Group; Award amount:  $4000 USD)
  2. Chinese Medicinal herbs for female subfertility (Reviewer award recipient:  He Haojie; Affiliated Review Group:  Cochrane Menstrual Disorders & Subfertility Group; Award amount:  $4000 USD)
  3. Herbal medicines for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (Reviewer award recipient:  Jianping Liu; Affiliated Review Group:  Cochrane Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Group; Award amount:  $2000 USD)

2005 bursary recipients:

  1. Herbal preparations for uterine fibroids (Reviewer award recipient:  Jianping Liu; Affiliated Review Group:  Cochrane Menstrual Disorders & Subfertility Group; Award amount:  $5000 USD)
  2. Shengmai (traditional Chinese herbal medicine) for heart failure (Reviewer award recipient:  Chen Jin; Affiliated Review Group:  Cochrane Heart Group;  Award amount:  $5000 USD)

2006 bursary recipients:

  1. Chondroitin for osteoarthritis (Reviewer award recipient: Jasvinder Singh; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)
  2. Chinese medicinal herbs for the common cold (Reviewer award recipient: Taixiang Wu; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group: Award amount: $5000 USD)

2007 bursary recipients:

  1. Chinese herbal medicine for people with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting blood glucose (Reviewer award recipient: Suzanne Grant; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group; Award amount: $5000 USD
  2. Serenoa repens for benign prostatic hyperplasia (Reviewer award recipient: James Tacklind; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Prostate Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)

2008 bursary recipients:

  1. Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (Reviewer award recipient: Anna Lee; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)
  2. Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia (Reviewer award recipient: John Deare; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)

2009 bursary recipients:

  1. Selenium for preventing cancer (Reviewer award recipient: Gabriele Dennert; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Gynaecological Cancer Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)
  2. Ayurvedic treatments for diabetes mellitus’ (Reviewer award recipient: Kalpana Sridharan; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)

2010 bursary recipients:

  1. Acupuncture-point stimulation for chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting(Reviewer award recipient: Jeanette Ezzo; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Pain, Palliative, and Supportive Care Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)
  2. Chinese herbal medicines for type 2 diabetes mellitus (Review award recipient: Jianping Liu; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)

2011 bursary recipients:

  1. Herbal therapy for treating osteoarthritis (Reviewer award recipient: Melainie Cameron; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)
  2. Chinese herbal medicine for menopausal symptoms (Reviewer award recipient: Xiaoshu Zhu; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)

2012 bursary recipients:

  1. Chinese herbal medicine for allergic rhinitis (Reviewer award recipient: Angela Yang; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)
  2. Complementary therapies for acne vulgaris (Reviewer award recipient: Jianping Liu; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Skin Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)

2013 bursary recipients:

  1. Yoga for haematological malignancies (Reviewer award recipient: Nicole Skoetz; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Haematological Malignancies Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)
  2. Complementary and alternative medicine treatments for atopic eczema (Reviewer award recipient: Yuri Jadotte; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Skin Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)

2014 bursary recipients:

  1. Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (Reviewer award recipient: Anna Lee; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)
  2. Mindfulness-based stress reduction for women diagnosed with breast cancer (Reviewer award recipient: Andrea Will; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Breast Cancer Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)

2015 bursary recipients:

  1. Acupuncture for primary hypercholesterolaemia (Reviewer award recipient: Danforn Lim; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)
  2. Ayurvedic herbal preparations for hypercholesterolemia (Reviewer award recipient: Dinesh Gyawali; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group; Award amount: $5000 USD)

2016 bursary recipients:

  1. Chinese medicinal herbs for the common cold (Reviewer award recipient: Zehuai Wen; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group; Award amount: $2500 USD)
  2. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid from fish oils) for the treatment of cancer cachexia (Reviewer award recipient: Ann Dewey; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group; Award amount: $4000 USD)
  3. Singing for adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Reviewer award recipient: Renae McNamara; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Airways Group; Award amount $3500 USD)