Research Training Fellowships

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.

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.

This round of funding is currently closed. The next round will be in summer 2016.

Research Training Fellowships awarded in 2015

Dr Nicola Tempest, Centre for Women’s Health, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Project to find out where stem cells are located in the lining of the womb in order to develop preventative strategies and new treatments for common gynaecological diseases related to the womb, such as endometriosis and womb cancer

£199,987 over three years