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Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

Support early career researchers to gather data and strengthen their bids for longer-term substantive funding

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Post-doctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) provide a single candidate up to £30,000 for research lasting up to three years. Awards may include new and directly incurred research costs. Funds may not be used to pay for salary. The research must be undertaken in the UK.

Awards are intended to support research-active lecturers, or lecturer equivalent level, to gather data and strengthen their bids for longer-term substantive funding. These awards are open to both clinician and academic researchers, but research must be in obstetrics, gynaecology or focused on women’s reproductive health.

Fellowships 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:

  • Pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period
  • Gynaecological cancers
  • General wellbeing issues surrounding women’s reproductive and gynaecological health

Applicants must have been awarded an MD or PhD within the last seven years and be employed by the NHS, HEI or on a post-doctoral research fellowship with at least 40% of their time funded to undertake research.

Evidence must be provided of previous research experience and future research career intentions. Applications may be made to support projects that are already in progress or for a new project, provided a substantial element of the project is carried out during the course of the Fellowship. Research projects must be capable of being brought to a conclusion within the duration of the Fellowship.

How to apply

Application pack will be made available at call launch.

If you have any queries, please contact or call 020 3697 6350.