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Research Training Fellowship Application

The next closing date for Research Training Fellowship outline applications is likely to be Tuesday 3rd September 2019 for awards early in 2020. Outline application forms and updated guidelines will be made available soon.

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 current RTF advert here.

2019 awards - Closing dates

To include joint fellowships with the BPNA and CSPCT.

To include joint fellowships with the BPNA and CSPCT.

Deadline for submitting outline: 5 September 2018

Deadline for submitting full proposal: 23 November 2018

Date outcome expected: February 2019

The next outline deadline for Research Training Fellowships is likely to be September 2019, dates to be confirmed.

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.

Joint Awards opportunities


British Paediatric Neurology Association

We are working together with BPNA to offer a joint doctoral fellowship award in the field of childhood neurological diseases, including muscle disease.

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