Research Training Fellowships

Our 2020 Research Training Fellowships round is now CLOSED.

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

Applicants to the current round will be informed whether they have been shortlisted for the next stage of review by the end of November. Invitations for interview will be sent out on 22 January and interviews will take place in London on 12 February.

Research Training Fellowships (RTF) encourage candidates to pursue a career in academic medicine and help build capacity in the field of women’s reproductive health. 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 only available to medical graduates, nurses, midwives, or allied health professionals who are 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.

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.