Research Training Fellowships

Applications closed 1pm on Thursday 20 September 2018.

Our 2019 Research Training Fellowships round are currently CLOSED. 

Research Training Fellowships (RTF) encourage medical graduates to pursue a career in academic medicine. Research can be in basic science, clinical, or translational research including explanatory and feasibility studies in one of the following three areas:

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

Please note that these awards are only available to medical graduates pursuing a career in obstetrics, gynaecology or focused on women’s reproductive health.

Fellowships are awarded for up to three years and cover the cost of a full-time salary up to Specialty Registrar grade (or equivalent), 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. The upper limit of this award is £250,000. The research must be undertaken in the UK or Ireland.

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 provide evidence of previous interest and training 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 already in progress, or for a new project, provided a substantial element of training is provided during the course of the work.

The application form and guidelines will be made available on call launch. 

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