Entry Level Research Scholarships

Wellbeing of Women in association with the Royal College of Midwives and the British Maternal Fetal Medicine Society, invites applications for Entry Level Scholarships 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.
One scholarship is reserved for midwives.

The round is now open FOR MIDWIVES ONLY with a deadline of 31st March 2014. Application documents can be found below. Applicants must hold full membership status and current registration with the NMC.

We are pleased to announce that we are again joining with the Royal College of Midwives and the British Maternal Fetal Medicine Society in offering these scholarships.

Entry-Level Research Scholarships are to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable trainees 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:

1. Funds will not be released without evidence of ethics committee support.
2. The research must be undertaken in the UK or Eire. 
3. WoW does not pay indirect costs.
4. Charges for administration by University or NHS Authorities will not be met.

5. WoW does not cover University fees.
6. Midwives must be a full member of the RCM at the time of application and for the duration of the project
Please read application guidelines carefully before completing the application. You can download the documents here: Application Guidelines  Application Form Wellbeing of Women Terms and Conditions
Applications should be e-mailed to pmatusavage@wellbeingofwomen.org.uk by the deadline with a hard copy sent to Philip Matusavage Research Manager, Wellbeing of Women, at First Floor, Fairgate House, 78 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1HB.

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