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Research Training Fellowship Joint Awards: Action BPNA

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As part of this year’s open competition Research Training Fellowship round, Action Medical Research and the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) are working together to offer a joint fellowship award. The proposed research must be related to clinical neurology and/or neuroscience, including neurodisability and neurodevelopment.

Fellowship applicants for this joint award are expected to be pre-doctoral trainee clinicians and will either already hold a UK or Irish specialist training post in Paediatric Neurology, or be planning to apply for a specialist training post in Paediatric Neurology or Neurodisability after completion of a PhD, applicants can include paediatric neurosurgeons. Fellowship applicants could become members of the BPNA for the duration of the fellowship if they are not one at the moment.

Both the proposed application and fellowship applicant must meet the BPNA charitable aims. Applications for this joint award will be considered in open competition through the Action Medical Research peer review system as part of its response mode Research Training Fellowship round considering applications across conditions affecting pregnancy, babies, children and young people.

Applications may be made for up to three years’ full-time funding to £275,000 per award through the normal Action Medical Research application forms.

In addition, to help support applicants before submitting their outlines in July, prospective Research Training Fellows for the joint call are strongly encouraged to complete a pre-outline questionnaire and send this to the BPNA at

The pre-outline questionnaire should be submitted as soon as possible and at least three weeks before the outline deadline to allow enough time for any feedback.

Applications should be made through the Action Medical Research website and our normal outline application form.

The above set of guidelines is aimed to help applicants and is in no way a comprehensive set of rules and regulations.

Please read before applying

Research Training Fellowship Guidelines and Outline Form

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