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WoW-BMFMS Entry Level Scholarships

Enabling obstetricians and other professional involved in pregnancy care to develop interests in research to improve maternal and fetal health and the improvement pregnancy care

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Wellbeing of Women-British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society Partnership Entry Level Scholarships (ELS) provide a single candidate with 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. Applicants must be members of the BMFMS and have held membership for at least 6 months prior to the application deadline date. Research must be undertaken in the UK.

The award will fund the successful candidate in a basic science, clinical or translational research project aimed to improve maternal and fetal health and the improvement of pregnancy care.

Awards are intended to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable professionals involved in pregnancy care 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.

2023 Call timeline

Call launch: Week commencing 8 May 2023

Submission deadline: 3 August 2023 by 1pm

Application outcome: December 2023

Awards start: from February 2024

How to apply

Details will be released if future rounds are scheduled.

If you have any queries, please contact the Wellbeing of Women research team at or call 020 3697 6350.