Senior Research Fellowships in Clinical Science

This scheme provides support for established independent clinical academics who are leaders in their field.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:


Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Clinical, Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

5 years (you can apply for renewal after this time)

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply



You’re an experienced researcher responsible for the strategic direction of your research programme(s) and team(s).

Republic of Ireland

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

Public health

Key dates

We consider applications three times a year.

July 2017 round

  • Full application deadline

    27 July 2017

  • Shortlisting

    September 2017

  • Interviews

    28–30 November 2017

January 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    6 January 2017

  • Full application deadline

    7 March 2017

  • Shortlisting

    April 2017

  • Interviews

    11–13 July 2017

Contact us

About your eligibility, the application process, funding policies or general queries about grants

+44 (0)20 7611 5757

About the scope and content of your proposal only

About our online application system

+44 (0)20 7611 8383

People we've funded

Matthew BurtonReader in International Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, LondonSenior Research Fellowships in Clinical Science

Matthew Burton

The fellowship gives me the stability, level and duration of funding to develop a major research programme that can make a real difference in international health.

Sara BrownHonorary consultant dermatologist, University of DundeeSenior Research Fellowships in Clinical Science

Sara Brown

Dream big, plan the best possible experiments, but be realistic. Make sure you get people you trust to criticise what you’re proposing and ask for honest feedback. Valid critical comment is essential.
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