Research Training Fellowships

This round of funding is currently closed. Application forms and guidelines from the previous round can be found on the right of the page for reference only.

Research Training Fellowships encourage medical graduates to pursue a career in academic medicine. Research can be in basic science, clinical or translational research in the following areas:

  • Gynaecological cancers
  • Pregnancy and birth, including preterm birth, miscarriage and fertility
  • General wellbeing issues, including menopause, incontinence and prolapse, sexual health, menstrual disorders and endometriosis

Applicants should be based in a department with at least a silver Athena SWAN award and Fellowships must be undertaken in the UK or Ireland. Please note that at present these awards are only available to medical doctors pursuing a career in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Fellowships are awarded for up to three years and cover the cost of a full-time salary up to Specialty Registrar grade (or equivalent), consistent with current NHS or academic scales. Registration fees for a higher degree and reasonable research expenses may be allowed and should be specified in the application. The upper limit of this award is £200,000.

Research Training Fellows will normally be expected to enroll for a higher degree. A Fellowship will only be awarded to an applicant who has been accepted for a place in a department with established expertise in the specified field. Candidates must also provide evidence of previous interest and training in research methodology. Both the training and research project must be capable of being brought to a conclusion within the duration of the Fellowship. Applications may be made for the financial support of work already in progress, or for a new project, provided a substantial element of training is provided during the course of the work.