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 2016 round is currently OPEN with a deadline of Friday September 25th at 3pm
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 guidelines carefully before completing the application form. To apply, e-mail the form as a Word document and as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.