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WoW-RCP Entry Level Scholarships

Enable physicians to develop interests in research to improve outcomes for pregnant women with medical disorders, or who develop gestational syndromes

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Wellbeing of Women-Royal College of Physicians 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. The research must be undertaken in the UK.

The award will fund one pre-doctoral physician in a basic science, clinical or translational research project aimed to improve outcomes for pregnant women with medical disorders, or who develop gestational syndromes.

Awards are intended to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable physicians to be exposed to a research environment and to obtain pilot data that will enhance an application for a clinical 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.

This funding call seeks to support research that will improve the medical management of acute and chronic disease during pregnancy, mindful upon the effects on the developing fetus. Research into the aetiology, management and consequences of maternal gestational syndromes is very welcome.

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

The application form and guidance will be made available for download at call launch, although you can download sample versions, for reference only, below.

SAMPLE_WoW_Entry Level Scholarship_Application Form 2023

SAMPLE_WoW_Entry Level Scholarship_Guidance for Applicants 2023

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