Wellbeing of Women invites applications for Research Training fellowships to encourage medical graduates to pursue a career in academic medicine.
The Fellowship must be undertaken in the UK or Eire and the research can be 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 2015 round is now open to medical graduates with a deadline of Friday 19th September 2014.
We would hope that applicants will be based in a department which has at least a silver Athena Swan award. This will in the future become a requirement of our awards. You can read about the Athena Swan certification here
Please read the guidelines & terms and conditions prior to completing the form. You can download the documents here:
Two email versions of the application should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline plus one original signed version must be received by Philip Matusavage, Research Manager, Wellbeing of Women, First Floor, Fairgate House, 78 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1HB.
Fellowships are awarded for up to three years and cover the cost of a full time salary per annum for Specialty Registrars (or equivalent) and will be 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 form. 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 a training component 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 which is already in progress, or for a new project, provided a substantial element of training is provided during the course of the work.
Wellbeing of Women is delighted that our partnership with the Wellcome Trust which began in 2009 has continued. Suitable candidates may be considered by the Trust for the award of a Wellbeing of Women/Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship.