Apply for a Research Training Fellowship

Please answer the questions in the eligibility quiz before starting your application.   The eligibility quiz is in the drop-down box below. You will be asked to confirm formally that you have done so within the electronic application system.  If you need any advice or are unsure how to respond to any of these questions, please do contact us.
Eligibility Quiz

Are you a clinician or allied health professional wishing to study for a higher research qualification?

This scheme is intended for clincians and allied health professionals wishing to study for a higher research degree or equivalent qualification.  If you are an academic looking for PhD funding, please check whether the institution at which you will be studying might be able to apply to our PhD Studentship Support Fund.


Does your project address the Trust's objectives and focus for funding, as set out in call documentation?


Does your project address issues relating to cancer or heart disease?


Do you have "settled status" in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on the length of your stay?


Will you have been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the start of the fellowship?  (For non EU nationals, your residential status in the UK shall not have been wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. This does not currently apply to UK and EU nationals).


Can you confirm that your fellowship will be hosted by one of the following:

  • a higher education institution (HEI) within the UK;
  • an NHS Trust or hospital; Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG); or GP practice which has formal academic links with a higher education institution (HEI) within the UK
  • an independent not-for-profit research organisation (IROs) within the UK which is established to conduct research for the public good and which place results in the public domain?

Can you confirm that you are intending to study for a higher degree such as PhD, MRes, MD etc?


Can you confirm that you have secured the support of at least two experienced supervisors with expertise appropriate to cover each aspect of the proposed project?

Now check our current deadlines.

All applications will be reviewed and scored using a range of criteria based on the Trust’s strategic priorities and the clarity and strength of the proposal.  The lowest scoring, depending on number of applications received will be rejected at this stage.  Successful applicants at this stage will be invited to interview with a convened panel of suitably experienced participants.  The panel will make its recommendations for award of four fellowships to the Board of Trustees.

If you’re confident that your project meets the eligibility criteria and that you can meet the deadlines, please now click on “Apply online”. You will be taken to our online application portal, where first time users will be asked to create an account before starting the application. For help with this, check our “how to” guide.

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