Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Studentships, scholarships and fellowships

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey offers studentships and scholarships in conjunction with industry to support students through their research

Sir Henry Dale Fellowships (Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust)

Purpose/Eligibility Criteria

Support for post-docs aiming to become independent scientists in their own groups.

Funds basic science and public health.

Salary and research expenses covered.

Duration: 5-years

Must have PhD and significant postdoc research experience. No permanent post.

Further information

Sir Henry Dale Fellowships 

Deadline

  • Applications considered three times each year.
  • Next round April 2017

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship (The Royal Society)

Purpose/Eligibility Criteria

For outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances (e.g. parenting, caring responsibilities or health issues).

Covers all areas of life and physical sciences including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.

Need to be able to demonstrate a need for flexible support.

Must have completed PhD and have no more than 6 years of research experience and no permanent academic post.

Further information

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship 

Deadline

  • Early September 2017

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN)

Purpose/Eligibility Criteria

To train creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers.

At least 3 EU/H2020 countries.

Further information

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN)

Dates

  • Launch: Sept 2017
  • Deadline: Jan 2018 (TBC)

Alzheimer’s Society

Purpose/Eligibility Criteria

Junior Fellowships are for post-doctoral researchers who have shown exceptional promise at the start of their research career. Applicants should demonstrate potential to be an independent researcher.

Fellowships are open to researchers from all disciplines, health and care professions, in line with Alzheimer's Society's vision to increase capacity with depth and breadth across all disciplines involved in dementia research.

Further information

Alzheimer’s Societ fellowships 

MRC Skills Development Fellowships (new for 2017)

Purpose/Eligibility Criteria

  • Supporting very early career researchers to explore, consolidate and further develop their skills in a priority area in which they are already active or in which they are seeking training. 
  • Supporting researchers at all career stages who wish to transform their career by developing new skills in a priority area.
  • The scheme currently focuses on the following priority skills areas: mathematics, statistics, computation, informatics, health economics and/or mixed methods research applicable to any biomedical or health related data sources, from molecular to population level. These skills can be applied across the full range of the MRC’s remit, for example, cell biology, physiology, epidemiology, population and public health, and health psychology. 

Dates

  • Early 2017 – call for research organisations to apply for fellowship positions
  • 27 July 2017 – deadline for research organisation bids
  • End 2017 – participating research organisations announced
  • From early 2018 – prospective fellows can apply for advertised fellowship positions

Further information

MRC Skills Development Fellowships

MRC - Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship

Purpose/eligibility criteria

Applications are welcome across all areas of the MRC’s scientific remit. Applications may range from basic studies with relevance to mechanisms of disease to translational and developmental clinical research.

  • The SNCF provides up to five years of support. Applicants are expected to take advantage of the full five years of funding available. Applicants should hold a PhD (or equivalent); there are no eligibility rules based on years of post-doctoral experience

Further information

MRC - Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship

Dates

  • Launch: 11/08/2017
  • Deadline: 20/09/2017

ESRC - New Investigator Awards

Purpose/eligibility criteria

We are pleased to invite proposals for our New Investigator Grants. New Investigator Grants form one element of our support for early career researchers and the scheme is specifically aimed at supporting those looking to make the transition to an independent researcher through managing their first major research project. These grants replace our Future Research Leaders scheme.

The call is open to high-quality candidates from anywhere in the world who have a maximum of four years’ postdoctoral experience and the support of an eligible UK research organisation. Grants ranging from £100,000 to £300,000 full Economic Cost (fEC) can be awarded.

Proposals are welcomed across the full disciplinary range of the social sciences and at the interface with the wider sciences, however the social sciences must represent at least 50 per cent of the research focus and effort.

Further information 

Dates

Open call - submit at any time

 

Postgraduate research student funding opportunities 

Alzheimer’s Society - PhD Studentships

Purpose/Eligibility Criteria

To provide funding for new PhD studentships in the areas of cause, cure, care or prevention of all types of dementia.

Funding of up to £85,000 is provided for up to three years and includes a stipend (£15,000-£16,000 per year), university PhD fees at EU rates, consumables & equipment, and conference dissemination support. 

Further information 

Alzheimer’s Society PhD Studentships

Deadline

  • End March 2018 (TBC) 

MRC - Clinical Research Training Fellowship

Purpose/Eligibility Criteria

The CRTF supports clinicians, including (but not limited to) medics, surgeons, dentists, clinical psychologists, public health specialty trainees, allied health professionals, nurses, midwives and veterinarians, to undertake a PhD or other higher research degree.

The scheme also provides a route for post-doctoral applicants who achieved their PhD some time ago but who have not been research active since due to clinical training commitments to reacquire research skills.

  • Salary costs commensurate with your stage of training, up to but not including NHS consultant level
  • Up to £20,000 per year. This may cover consumables, equipment, conference travel, PhD and other course fees

Further information

MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship

Deadline (two per year)

  • Launch 27/07/2017 
  • Close: 06/09/2017 

HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme: Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship

Purpose/Eligibility Criteria

The HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF) Scheme is aimed at registered non-medical healthcare professionals sited in England with at least 1 year's experience of clinical practice, sufficient research experience or training to prepare them to undertake a PhD, and who wish to obtain a PhD by research whilst continuing to develop their clinical skills.

The CDRF is an individual training award and offers funding to cover the salary costs of the award holder, their PhD tuition fees, and the costs of an appropriate research project and training and development programme. A CDRF award will require that the individual has a contract of employment with the Host Employer for the duration of the Fellowship.

Further information

HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme: Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship

Dates

Likely launch date is March 2018

NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme for Doctors and Dentists

Purpose/Eligibility Criteria

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) allow medical and dental trainees to undertake 25% research and 75% clinical training over 3 years (4 years for GPs) and Clinical Lectureships (CLs) allow trainees to undertake 50% research and 50% clinical training over 4 years. The posts are allocated to institutional partnerships of University, NHS Organisations/ Trusts and Local Education Training Boards (LETBs), the latter having taken over the functions of Postgraduate Deaneries from April 2013 onwards. Academic trainees are recruited by the LETBs through open competition via a nationally developed process for academic recruitment run by NIHR TCC.

Further information

NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme for Doctors and Dentists

China Scholarship Council: PhD scholarships

The Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences welcomes China Scholarship Council scholars to study on our PhD programmes.

Application Process

  • Identify your research project or area and a PhD supervisor
  • Contact our PGR admissions team

Please find more details about the CSC Scholarships on the China Scholarship Council website.

Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study – developed Commonwealth country citizens

The Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences welcomes Commonwealth scholars to study on our PhD programmes.

Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and split-site PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries (Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, and New Zealand). These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), with the aim of supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

For more information please visit the Commonwealth Scholarships website.

Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD study – developing Commonwealth country citizens

The Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences welcomes Commonwealth scholars to study on our PhD programmes.

Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

For more information please visit the Commonwealth Scholarships website.

The Dunhill Medical Trust: Research Training Fellowships

The Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences welcomes approaches from health and social care professionals to work with us to apply for research training fellowships through the Dunhill Medical Trust.

For more information please visit the Dunhill Medical Trust website.

Contact us

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