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:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme

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


Postdoctoral research

For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.

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 postdoctoral research or leading a research programme.

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

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

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