Training Bursaries for national and regional regulatory authorities

We are delighted to be able to offer our Training Bursaries to provide in-house training for regulatory affairs organisations based in low-to-middle income countries.

What is the Training Bursary?

We are providing these bursaries to support national or regional organisations in low-to-middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank) that would like to provide their staff with skills and expertise in regulatory affairs. 

Aim of the Training Bursary

Education BursariesThe aim of the bursary is to support regulatory affairs authorities in developing capacity and expertise in a targeted cohort of staff. It will provide a grant of up to £30,000 to contribute to the cost of dedicated in-house training (to include speaker cost, development of curriculum content and resources). The grants will be subject to all TOPRA’s applicable existing policies.

How can we apply for the Training Bursary?

Eligible organisations will be required to complete our application form expressing which training they would like to apply for, what problem the training will help them solve, and how beneficial it will be to them.

The organisation will also be required to submit the following documents for due diligence to TOPRA’s Associate Director of Professional Development once the application has been reviewed:

  • Proof of corporate identity (e.g. certificate of incorporation or memorandum and articles of association etc.)
  • Business address details
  • Leadership and reporting structure
  • Financial account

To submit an application for a bursary, please log in to your TOPRA account to complete our online form. If you do not yet have one, please register for your free account here.

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    Application considerations

    Bursaries will only be given to organisations based in low-income countries. The fund is limited so we recommend ensuring you submit your application in good time, noting that you may only apply once in the same year.

    Bursaries will not be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, but instead consideration will be given to the following:

    • The need for the course, how the learning will be used
    • The benefit the course and the learning will provide both to the company and to the staff
    • Additional consideration will be given to organisations from small or micro enterprises as they may not have other opportunities to access training

    Please note that all successful applicants will be required to allow their organisation name to be published, and to support this we would appreciate a photo and brief story to be provided after the training is complete.


    Expressions of interest may be made at any time however please note that there are limited spaces available, so we recommend contacting us at the earliest opportunity to maximise your chance of a successful application.

    We will notify all successful applicants as soon as reasonably possible and aim to provide sufficient notice to plan accordingly.