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Preparing a fellowship application

Fellowships are available to those with clinical or non-clinical backgrounds. They provide funding for a small-scale research project, PhD or post-doctoral position.


They can offer a significant amount of funding that allows you to design a research project and implement it, sometimes over the course of a number of years. Fellowships are designed to support your development as an independent researcher.

The application process for these prestigious funding awards is typically detailed and competitive. A fellowship application can take a year or so to prepare - the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) provides invaluable support for guiding you through the process.


If you are successful with a fellowship application, you are supported in your on-going development as a researcher in your chosen field, be that in applied health, public health, clinical settings or at the crossover of all these.

Download UHS guide on personal fellowship submissions 

You can explore the following websites for funding opportunities:


If you would like more information, please contact us.


We also offer annual NIHR/HEE ICA Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships (PCAF) and NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF) workshops.

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