Entry-level Research Scholarships

Applications must be received by 1pm on Thursday 20 September 2018.

Our 2019 Entry-level Scholarships round is now OPEN. Applications must be received by 1pm on Thursday 20 September 2018.

Entry-level Research Scholarships (ELS) are grants for training in maternity services, basic science, clinical or translational research including explanatory and feasibility studies in one of the following three areas:

  1. Pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period
  2. Gynaecological cancers
  3. General wellbeing surrounding women’s health issues

Scholarships are a maximum of £20,000 and are awarded, normally for up to one year, to contribute to salary and/or research costs. The research must be undertaken in the UK or Ireland.

The aim of these awards is to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable candidates to be exposed to a research environment, or to obtain pilot data for bids for definitive funding. Applicants would normally be new to the research discipline, and will not previously have been heavily involved in substantial or funded research projects.

The ELS is not intended as a ‘top-up’ for existing grants. Its primary purpose is to support a single individual and their research.

The application form and guidelines can be downloaded on the right. Please read the guidelines carefully before completing the application.

If you have any queries, please contact Jeremy Barratt, Senior Research Manager, at jbarratt@wellbeingofwomen.org.uk or on 0203 697 6350.

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