Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Our 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships round is now CLOSED.

Our Postdoctoral Research Fellowships round is now CLOSED and will open again in summer 2020. 

Applicants to the current round will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of February.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) are intended to support research-active lecturers (or equivalent level) to gather data and strengthen their bids for longer-term substantive funding. Fellowships can be in basic science, clinical or translational research in one of the following areas:

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

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 are awarded for up to three years and cover new and directly incurred costs of research. Funds cannot be used to pay for salary. The upper limit of this award is £30,000. The research must be undertaken in the UK or Ireland.

Candidates must have been awarded an MD or PhD within the last 7 years and be employed by the NHS, HEI or on a postdoctoral research fellowship with at least 40 percent of their time funded to undertake research. Evidence must be provided of previous research experience and future research career intentions in women’s reproductive health. 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.

Example application form and guidelines can be downloaded on the right. Our standard grant Terms and Conditions can be found here.

If you have any queries, please contact Jeremy Barratt, Head of Research, at or on 0203 697 6350.