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

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

June 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    5 June 2017, 17:00 BST

  • Full application deadline

    14 August 2017, 17:00 BST

  • Shortlisting

    September 2017

  • Interviews

    6–7 December 2017

November 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    13 November 2017, 17:00 GMT

  • Full application deadline

    29 January 2018, 17:00 GMT

  • Shortlisting

    March 2018

  • Interviews

    23–24 May 2018

August 2018 round

The application form will be available on Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker in April 2018.

  • Full application deadline

    13 August 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Shortlisting

    September 2018

  • Interviews

    5–6 December 2018

Contact us

If you have a question, contact Dr Clare McVicker, Senior Portfolio Developer (Clinical Fellowships):

Contact our information officers if you need help with our online grants system (Grant Tracker).

People we've funded