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Research Training Fellowship Applications

2023 call for 2024 awards - Now Closed

To include a joint fellowship with the BPNA.

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 £275,000.

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, this is a competitive process. This year we hope to award two or three Research Training Fellowships (RTFs), including one jointly funded with the BPNA and typically we will receive around 20 initial applications.

View a copy of the RTF advert here.


Closing dates

Call opens: May 2023

Outline application deadline: 14 July 2023

Full application deadline: October 2023, date to be confirmed.

Interviews expected: Late February 2024

Awards: March 2024

Joint Award 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.