Starter fellowships opportunity

The Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) starter fellowships opportunity application process for 2016/17 has now closed

Are you a junior doctor interested in translational research? Would you like to undertake a PhD or MD but need the skills and experience to make the first step? Do you have an idea for a research project but need funding to develop an application for a competitive fellowship?

The Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) is proud to be offering a fellowship scheme designed to provide the launch pad for a junior doctor interested in translational research.

These one year fellowships are funded by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity and Metchley Park Medical Society.

During the fellowship, the applicant is expected to undertake the necessary pilot and preparatory work required to apply to research funding bodies for a further two or three years to allow the successful completion of the project, acquisition of a MD or PhD and progression towards a clinical academic career.

What will the fellowship offer?

  • The fellowships will provide one year’s salary cost of a junior doctor
  • Successful completion of one year’s research will result in award of a Masters by Research
  • You will gain full access to the University of Birmingham (UoB), University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BCH) education facilities

Who can apply?

All applicants must:

  • Be in possession of a basic medical qualification: a postgraduate qualification such as the MRCP or equivalent is desirable
  • Not have previously occupied an academic clinical fellow post
  • Have identified an area of research and a supervisor who must be a consultant or scientist within Birmingham Health Partners
  • Have agreement from the proposed supervisor to cover the necessary consumable costs of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship
  • Have clear plans for the provision of further funding with specific funding streams (fellowships, project grants) identified

How do I apply?

The deadline for all applications for this round has now closed

You will need to complete the following steps

  1. Complete the application form (available from the ‘Downloads’ section at the bottom of this page). Word limits must be strictly observed, applications exceeding word limits will be rejected without being read. No appendices or supporting documents will be accepted
  2. Provide a two page CV of the applicant
  3. Provide a two page CV of the supervisor
  4. Submit all of the above to

Where can I find out more?

For further information please email Professor Lorraine Harper at

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