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:

Leading a research programme

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


Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

Republic of Ireland

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

Public health

Develop your research career

See our other schemes for researchers who are interested in leading a research programme.

Key dates

We consider applications three times a year.

November 2017 round

  • Full application deadline

    27 November 2017, 17:00 GMT

  • Shortlisting

    January 2018

  • Interviews

    10–12 April 2018

March 2018 round

  • Full application deadline

    12 March 2018, 17:00 GMT

  • Shortlisting

    April 2018

  • Interviews

    17–19 July 2018

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.

If you have a question about the scope and content of your proposal, contact the relevant person in our Science team.

People we've funded

Matthew Burton Reader in International Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London Senior 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 Brown Honorary consultant dermatologist, University of Dundee Senior 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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