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Entry Level Scholarships

Enable graduates to develop research interests in women’s reproductive and gynaecological health


Entry Level Scholarships (ELS) fund pre-doctoral candidates up to £20,000 for research lasting normally up to one year. Funds are for directly incurred research costs and may include a salary contribution. The research must be undertaken in the UK.

Scholarships will be considered for basic science, clinical, and translational research, including explanatory or feasibility studies and systematic reviews across any area of women’s reproductive and gynaecological health, that seeks to improve the health of women, girls and babies.

Awards are intended to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable graduates to be exposed to a research environment and to obtain pilot data that will enhance an application for a research fellowship (PhD or MD). Applicants would normally be new to the research discipline and will not previously have been heavily involved in substantial or funded research projects.

An ELS is not intended as a ‘top-up’ for existing grants. Its primary purpose is to support a single individual at an early stage of their research career.

Do you qualify for a Partnership Scholarship?

Are you researching gynaecological cancer?
Are you researching maternal and fetal health?
Are you researching vulval disease?
Are you researching sexual and reproductive healthcare?
Are you researching womb cancer?
Are you a midwife?
Are you researching in obstetrics and gynaecology?
Are you a physician researching obstetric medicine?

2024 Call timeline

Call launch: Week commencing 15 April 2024

Submission deadline: 11 July 2024 at 1pm

Application outcome: October 2024

Awards start: from December 2024

How to apply

Download the WoW ELS application forms and guidance below. Before applying, please read the grant guidance.

WoW_Entry Level Scholarship_Application Form 2024

WoW Research Questions for Non-standard Animals

WoW_Entry Level Scholarship_Guidance for Applicants 2024

If you have any queries, please contact the Wellbeing of Women research team at [email protected] or call 020 3697 6346.