Applications now open for Birmingham Health Partners Starter Fellowships


Posted on 16 October 2018 (Permalink)

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?

The Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) is offering a fellowship scheme designed to provide the launch pad for a clinician interested in translational research.

These one year fellowships are funded through the support of Metchley Park Medical Society, the University of Birmingham, NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre and Cobalt.

During the fellowship, applicants are 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 which is expected to be undertaken full-time;
  • 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 Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWCH) education facilities.

We would particularly encourage applications with a focus on: Applied Health Research; joint and related inflammatory disease; imaging and oncology; or translational research.

The deadline for all applications is Monday 5th November 2018.

For more information, including full details on how to apply, visit the BHP website.