Clinical Research Career Development Fellowships

This scheme enables medical, dental, veterinary and clinical psychology graduates to continue their research at postdoctoral level and develop scientific independence. It provides support for up to eight years and the flexibility to balance research and clinical responsibilities.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Early, Intermediate

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Clinical, Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £1 million for each phase

Duration of funding:

Up to 8 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply



You’re starting your career in postdoctoral research.


You’re consolidating your research career. You lead on research projects and are establishing a research team.

Republic of Ireland

You're a clinically qualified medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

Contact us

Dr Clare McVicker, Senior Portfolio Developer (Clinical Fellowships):

Professor Sara Marshall, Head of Clinical Research:

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Getting here

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

June 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    5 June 2017

  • Full application deadline

    14 August 2017

  • Shortlisting

    21–22 September 2017

  • Interviews

    6–7 December 2017

November 2016 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    14 November 2016

  • Full application deadline

    30 January 2017

  • Shortlisting

    8–9 March 2017

  • Interviews

    25–26 May 2017

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