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Entry Level Scholarships

Enable graduates to develop research interests in women’s reproductive and gynaecological health


Closes: 1 pm on 30 June 2022

Entry Level Scholarships (ELS) will fund pre-doctoral candidates up to £20,000 for research lasting normally up to one year. Funds are for directly incurred research costs and may include a salary contribution. The research must be undertaken in the UK.

Scholarships will be considered for basic science, clinical and translational research that seeks to improve the health of women, girls and babies in one of the following areas:

  • Fertility, pregnancy and birth;
  • Gynaecological and reproductive health;
  • Gynaecological cancers

Awards are intended to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable graduates to be exposed to a research environment and to obtain pilot data that will enhance an application for a research fellowship (PhD or MD). Applicants would normally be new to the research discipline and will not previously have been heavily involved in substantial or funded research projects.

An ELS is not intended as a ‘top-up’ for existing grants. Its primary purpose is to support a single individual at an early stage of their research career.

Call timeline

Call launch: 7 April 2022

Submission deadline: 30 June 2022 by 1pm

Application outcome: December 2022

Awards start: from February 2023

How to apply

Download the ELS application forms and guidance below. Before applying, please read the grant guidance.

WoW Entry Level Scholarship Application Form 2022

WoW Research Questions for Non-standard Animals

WoW Entry Level Scholarship Guidance for Applicants 2022

If you have any queries, please contact the Wellbeing of Women research team at or call 020 3697 6350.