Research Training Fellowships

Our 2018 Research Training Fellowship round is now OPEN. Applications must be received by 1pm on Friday 29 September 2017.

Research Training Fellowships encourage medical graduates to pursue a career in academic medicine. Research can be in basic science, clinical or translational research in the following three areas:

  1. Pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period
  2. Gynaecological cancers
  3. General wellbeing surrounding women’s health issues

Please note that at present these awards are only available to medical doctors pursuing a career in obstetrics and gynaecology or focused on women’s 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 enroll 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 also 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 can be downloaded on the right.  Please read the guidelines carefully before completing the application. If you have any queries, please contact Jeremy Barratt on or 0203 697 6350.