Research Training Fellowships

This round of funding is currently OPEN. Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the sidebar on this page. The closing date is 15.00, Friday 23 September 2016.

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 enrol 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.

Please save two copies of the application – one as a Word document and one as a PDF. Email both versions to, and send one original signed version of the completed form to: Philip Matusavage Research Manager, Wellbeing of Women, First Floor, Fairgate House, 78 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1HB. The deadline is 15.00, Friday 23 September 2016. The closing date applies to all copies so please obtain all signatures as early as possible.

If you have any queries please contact Philip Matusavage using the above e-mail address or on 02036976350.