Clinical fellowship application writing award – closing soon

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Do you need funded time out of your clinical role to revise your fellowship application?

Health Education England for West Midlands is offering clinical fellowship application writing award in 2021/22.

These are specifically designed for aspiring clinical academics who have either,

i) submitted a competitive NIHR ICA Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship or similar doctoral fellowship application, which has not been successful;


ii) have a near completed application for a clinical doctoral fellowship, which has not yet been submitted and requires further refinement

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must:

Applicants who held a previous Masters to PhD bridging award are eligible to apply. 

What does the clinical fellowship application writing award offer?

A payment of £5,000 will be made to the successful candidate’s employer to enable study days between 1st January 2022 and 31st May 2022 to meet with supervisors and work on a (re-) submission of a doctoral fellowship application in 2022. The number of study days should be agreed with their employer (line manager) in advance over the 5 month period and should be in line with the applicant’s salary costs to justify the use of the full grant of £5,000.

How to apply

The applicant’s academic supervisors should be supportive of this application, be available during the period of the award and willing to provide supervision in order to enable a timely and competitive (re-) submission.

All applicants need to complete an application form and obtain signatures confirming support from their primary supervisor and line manager.

Download: West Mids HEE ICA application form

Those applying must submit:

A copy of their previously submitted doctoral fellowship application with any feedback from the funder,

or if you have not previously applied, the latest copy of their intended doctoral fellowship application.

All documents should be emailed as word document or PDF to by midday 10th Dec 2021.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome by 17th December 2021.