Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowship
To provide a career opportunity in an
established research institution in the UK for individuals with an
established research record who intend to become leaders in
academic medical research.
NTN will be exchanged for NTN(A) on appointment, and the
individual may progress to consultant level during the
- Successful PhD (or MD) plus NTN and
at least 2 years completed specialist training, but no more than 2
years after CCT.
- Residency requirements apply –
- 4 years, if less than one year of specialist training remains
on appointment, otherwise 5 years. At least 50% of time devoted to
- Up to 1 year of the award may be spent overseas subject to a
justified case being made.
Award may include
- Salary of applicant (if after CCT, normally up to 10 PAs).
- Salary for technician or research assistant if required and
- Research consumables, directly attributable to the project.
Consumables will not be provided overseas; facilities must be
provided by the host department.
- Research equipment essential for the project. Equipment will
not be provided overseas; facilities must be provided by the host
For overseas visits of up to 6 months:
- Economy class travel expenses for the fellow only.
- A justified subsistence allowance.
For overseas visits of more than 6 months:
- One return economy fare for the fellow and immediate
- A reasonable contribution to healthcare insurance (e.g.
applicable to USA).
How to apply
- Read the information in How
- If you are applying for funding for a clinical study, also
- Log onto the online application
- Complete all the sections of the online application form
following the instructions in the GMS User
- The online application must be completed by the applicant.
- Candidates may be interviewed.
You will be asked to attach a single PDF document to your online
application form containing the following information:
- For resubmissions, include previous feedback
and provide a detailed response explaining how the revised
application has changed from the original submission.
Abstract of the proposed investigation in less than 150
- Background to the project and pilot
- Original hypothesis.
- Experimental details and design of proposed
- Expected value of results.
- List of references relevant to the proposed
- Full list of applicant's publications.
- Additional pages for appendices (e.g. charts,
graphs, photos); must be kept to a minimum and should be submitted
only if essential to the understanding of the
- Letter of support from the Head of Department.
- Pre-CCT applicants:
A statement from the Postgraduate Dean, clearly explaining the type
and amount of clinical training to be carried out during the
- Post-CCT applicants:
A timetable of research and clinical activity.
- Brief CV (2 A4 sides including email address)
of named staff (in addition to the applicant) for whom salary is
- Supporting letters from
- Quotes obtained for requested
- Valid copy of ethical approval if
Sections 2-7 must not exceed 6 A4
sides. The PDF file size must not exceed 20MB.
Please ensure Arial font size 12 is used. If this
font size is not used, the application will be rejected prior to
There are no closing dates.
Please submit the application when it is ready. Receipt will be
acknowledged within 24 hours and we will advise you when you
can expect the result. Candidates may be interviewed and a decision
on this will be reached by the Fellowships
Committee (4 meetings a year) after it has considered external
peer review reports.
Allow 9 months from submission to decision.