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WoW-BGCS Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Support early career health professionals and scientists in the field of gynaecological oncology to gather data and strengthen their bids for longer-term substantive funding


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Wellbeing of Women-British Gynaecological Cancer Society Partnership Postdoctoral Research Fellowships provide single candidates with up to £30,000 for research lasting up to three years.

Awards may include new and directly incurred research costs but may not be used to pay for salary. Applicants must be members of the BGCS, and research undertaken in the UK.

Awards are intended to support research-active lecturers, or lecturer equivalent level, to gather data and strengthen their bids for longer-term substantive funding. These awards are open to researchers who have been awarded an MD or PhD within the last 7 years and are employed by the NHS, HEI or on a postdoctoral research fellowship with at least 40 percent of their time funded to undertake research.

Fellowships will be considered for basic science, clinical or translational research that seeks to improve evidence-based practice and ultimately lead to better outcomes for women with gynaecological cancers.

Evidence must be provided of previous research experience and future research career intentions. 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.

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-BGCS PRF application forms and guidance below. Before applying, please read the grant guidance.

WoW-BGCS_Postdoctoral Research Fellowship_Application Form 2024

WoW Research Questions for Non-standard Animals

WoW-BGCS_Postdoctoral Research Fellowship_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.