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WoW-FSRH Entry Level Scholarships

Enabling healthcare professionals and scientists to develop interests in research to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for women


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Wellbeing of Women-Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 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 do not have to be members of the FSRH, but successful candidates are expected to join the Faculty as an Affiliate Member on receipt of their award. The research must be undertaken in the UK.

The award will fund the successful candidate researchers in a basic science, clinical or translational research project in sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH), to improve evidence-based practice and ultimately lead to better outcomes for women and girls.

Awards are intended to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable professionals involved in sexual and reproductive healthcare 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.

In line with the aims of the FSRH Hatfield Vision, project proposals aligned to access to abortion services, pre conception care, reducing unplanned pregnancies or access to LARC fitting are welcome.

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.