MRC – Deadline 10 Jan 2018

Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF) pre-doctoral

The CRTF supports clinicians, including (but not limited to) medics, surgeons, dentists, clinical psychologists, public health specialty trainees, allied health professionals, nurses, midwives and veterinarians, to undertake a PhD or other higher research degree.

Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF) post-doctoral

The scheme also provides a route for post-doctoral applicants who achieved their PhD some time ago but who have not been research active since due to clinical training commitments to reacquire research skills.

For more information please visit the MRC website.


NIHR – Deadline: 11 Jan 2018

17/100 – Health Services & Delivery Research Programme researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

17/99 – Health Services & Delivery Research Programme: standard researcher-led

This supports research into the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of health services, including evaluations of how the NHS might improve delivery of services. The aim is to fund research that will lead to improvements in health services that will be of greatest benefit to the NHS and to patients. Applicants may submit either a standard outline proposal or an evidence synthesis full proposal. Proposals focusing on complex health and care needs in older people are encouraged, particularly those addressing frailty; transitions in care, service delivery and models of care; medicines management and polypharmacy; promoting healthy ageing and preventing ill health; or patient-centred decision making. The workstream also has a continued interest in the following research areas: dementia; surgical and implantable devices; primary care interventions; very rare diseases; antimicrobial resistance; long-term conditions in children; applied research into mesothelioma; multimorbidities in older people and prevention and treatment of obesity.

More information on these and other NIHR funding opportunities can be found here

Cancer Research UK – Deadline: 16 Jan 2018

Early Detection OHSU Spark Award

Ignites new and early-stage collaborations in early detection between researchers in the UK and at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). Each application must have a lead applicant from both a UK institution and OHSU.

Wellcome Trust – Deadline: 18 Jan 2018

 UK Prevention Research Partnership Scheme

The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) will fund large interdisciplinary research collaborations and networks to support research on the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases in the UK.

The UKPRP is a partnership of research councils, UK health departments and charities, including Wellcome. It is administered by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

For more information please visit the Wellcome website.

British Cardiovascular Society – Deadline: 31 Jan 2018

Madeleine Steel travel fellowship

This fellowship (£10,000) is awarded on a competitive basis to doctors (trainees and consultants) and allied professionals (including nurses, clinical physiologists etc) working in congenital heart disease in the United Kingdom. The award is used to enable the holder to travel to a centre of excellence in North America to gain further experience, learn a new technique or conduct research.

For more information on this fellowship please go to the BCS website.

NIHR – Deadline: 20 Mar 2018

17/01 – 17/101 – Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health


The National Institute for Health Research invites stage 1 applications for its commissioned workstream, under the public health research programme. This supports research that evaluates public health interventions, providing new knowledge on the benefits, costs, acceptability and wider impacts of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health. The scope of the programme is multi-disciplinary and broad, covering a range of interventions that improve public health delivered in a non-NHS setting.

Researchers based in the UK may apply. Applicants are recommended to seek advice from suitable methodological support services, at an appropriate stage in the development of their research idea and application. Joint funding with other organisations is allowed. Proposals are expected to include active involvement of patients and the public in the research process.

There are no fixed limits on the duration of the projects or funding and proposals are expected to be tailored to fully address the problem.

For more information please visit the NIHR website.

MRC – Deadline: 5 Apr 2018

Senior Clinical Fellowship (SCF)

Purpose of scheme

The SCF supports talented medically and other clinically qualified professionals, with an effective  track record of internationally competitive independent research, to make the transition to research leadership.

A SCF provides funding for a challenging research programme, and an ambitious programme of research training which offers accelerated personal and career development.

Applicants wishing to retain an existing position and combine this with research funding, should consider funding options under one of the grant schemes.

For more information visit the MRC website.