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The Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) starter fellowships opportunity

The Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) starter fellowships opportunity


Applications for the 2022-23 round are now open!


Are you a clinician 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?

Birmingham Health Partners is proud to offer a fellowship scheme designed to provide the launch pad for clinicians interested in translational research.

These one-year fellowships are funded through the kind support of the Metchley Park Medical Society and BHP members the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, supported by the BWC Charity.

To date (2022) we have appointed 28 fellows since 2014, and 76% of participants have progressed to further funding.

During the fellowship, applicants are expected to undertake the necessary pilot and preparatory work required to apply to research funding bodies for a competitive clinical doctoral training fellowship for a further two or three years of protected research time to allow the successful completion of the project, acquisition of an MD or PhD and progression towards a clinical academic career.


What will the fellowship offer?

– The fellowships will provide one year’s salary cost and must be undertaken as a primary role, not undertaken alongside current activities.

– A consumables/training bursary of up to £5k provided by the UoB Integrated Academic Training Programme

– Successful completion of the year-long research will result in the award of a Masters by Research qualification

– As an employee, you will have full access to education facilities at the University of Birmingham


For full details about eligibility, the application process and who to contact if you have any queries please visit the Starter Fellowships Webpage (links to external site).


Closing date for applications has been extended to Friday 6th January 2023.