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Research Training Fellowship Application

The Research Training Fellowship grant round is now closed for outline applications. The next call for outline applications is likely to be summer 2021 for awards early in 2022.

Applications are invited from medical graduates, clinicians, bioengineers, research nurses, physiotherapists and allied health professionals who wish to train in research techniques and methodology applied to subjects relevant to the aims of the charity.

We encourage all potential applicants to register independently for a higher degree such as a PhD. Fellowships are awarded for two or three years (we do not fund one year projects) and the upper limit for funding is £250,000.

Before applying, do take a look at our guidelines as well as the following outline of the areas we cover as a charity – and the areas that fall outside our remit. We look forward to hearing from you. 

As you would expect, it is a competitive process: we usually appoint only two or three new Research Training Fellowships (RTFs) each year, but typically we will receive more than 20 initial applications.

Download a copy of the most recent RTF advert here.

2022 awards - Closing dates

To include joint fellowships with the BPNA.

The next Research Training Fellowship call for outline applications is likely to be summer 2021 for awards early in 2022.

Joint Awards opportunities


British Paediatric Neurology Association

We are working together with BPNA to offer a joint doctoral fellowship award. Both the proposed application and fellowship applicant must meet the BPNA charitable aims in addition to the aims of Action Medical Research. The proposed research must be related to clinical neurology and/or neuroscience, including neurodisability and neurodevelopment.

Please read before applying

Research Training Fellowship Guidelines and Outline Form

Applications should be of the highest quality as the scheme is very competitive.

Research Training Fellows

Meet our Research Training Fellows

The scheme supports and develops promising doctors and researchers early in their careers: as Research Training Fellows, these high-fliers carry out a key piece of research to help children and undertake training to develop their research expertise.