Cancer Research UK – Deadline: 7 December 2017

Prospective Sample Collection Award

This scheme provides support for the collection of samples within a clinical trial but for which it is not yet possible to generate specific research questions.

For more information please got to the CRUK website


MRC – Deadline 10 Jan 2018

Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF)

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.

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.

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.

British heart foundation – open all year

Clinical research leave fellowships

These enable NHS staff to undertake dedicated  programmed activities (PAs) in research in a recognised UK centre of excellence in cardiovascular medicine. Awards may be for up to one year full time or up to three years part time.

To learn mone about these fellowships please go to the BHF website

British Heart Foundation – open all year

Clinical research training fellowships

These enable medically qualified graduates to undertake research training in established research institutions in the UK. Fellowships may last two or three years to allow for the completion of either a PhD or an MD or equivalent. Awards are usually worth up to £10,000 to provide a salary and research consumables.

For more information on this fellowship please go to the BHF website


British Heart foundation – open all year

Clinical study grants

These support clinical trials and observation studies of specific patient groups costing more than £300,000 or lasting longer than three years. Grants are available for a maximum duration of five years and may cover staff salaries, research consumables and essential research equipment.

To learn more about this opportunity please go to the BHF website.

British Heart foundation – open all year

Senior clinical research fellowships

These provide a career opportunity in an established research institution in the UK for outstanding individuals who are expected to reach readership or chair level within ten years in the field of cardiovascular research. The fellowship period is five years, with an option to spend part of the award overseas.

To learn more about this fellowship please go to the BHF website