Entry Level Research Scholarships

This round is now OPEN with a closing date of Friday 25th September 2015

Wellbeing of Women invites applications for Entry Level Scholarships to enable to enable medical graduates and midwives to train in basic science, clinical or translational research in one of the following three areas:

1. Gynaecological Cancers

2. Pregnancy and Birth, including pre-term birth, miscarriage and fertility

3. Quality of Life issues; including menopause, incontinence and prolapse, sexual health, menstrual disorders and endometriosis


The research must be undertaken in the UK or Eire


We would expect that applicants be based in a department which has at least a silver Athena Swan award. This will in future become a requirement of our awards. You can read about the Athena Swan certification here

Entry-Level Research Scholarships are to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable practitioners to be exposed to a research environment, or to obtain pilot data for bids for definitive funding.  Applicants will normally be within the first few years of graduation, and would not previously have been involved in substantial research projects. 

Scholarships are a single payment up to a maximum of £20,000 to go towards salary and/or laboratory costs.

Successful completion of an Entry-Level Research Scholarship will be viewed positively should an applicant subsequently choose to apply for a Wellbeing of Women Research Training Fellowship.

The award of a Scholarship is subject to the acceptance of Wellbeing of Women’s Terms and Conditions for Research Grants and the following restrictions apply:

  • Funds will not be released without evidence of ethics committee support.
  • The research must be undertaken in the UK or Eire
  • We do not pay indirect costs.
  • Charges for administration by University or NHS Authorities will not be met.
  • We does not cover University fees.
  • Midwife applicants must be a full member of the RCM at the time of application and for the duration of the project


Application Documents

Application Form


Terms and Conditions

Please read guidelines carefully before completing the application form. To apply, e-mail the form as a Word document and as a PDF to pmatusavage@wellbeingofwomen.org.uk, and send 1 original signed version of the completed form to Philip Matusavage Research Manager, Wellbeing of Women, at First Floor, Fairgate House, 78 New Oxford Street London WC1A 1HB by FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER AT 3PM. The closing date applies to all copies so please obtain all signatures as early as possible.

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