You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S).
We recommend you start your application early. You can save completed details in Je-S at any time and return to continue your application later.
When applying select ‘New document’, then:
- Council: MRC
- Doc type: Fellowship proposal
- Scheme: Fellowships, FEC
- Call: Clinician scientist fellowship
You can find advice on completing your application in the Je-S handbook.
If you need further help, you can contact the Je-S help desk on 01793 444164 or by email JeSHelp@je-s.ukri.org.
Your host organisation will be able to provide advice and guidance on completing your application.
The clinician scientist fellowship award opens three times a year, closing in January, April and September. Find dates for future competitions.
If you need advice on your suitability for an MRC fellowship scheme, email your CV using the template we provide (Word, 27KB), to email@example.com including a one-page project outline, a list of your publications and a description of how you meet the skills and experience for this scheme.
You may apply to any MRC fellowship scheme no more than twice even if your proposal changes. We expect you to take up your fellowship no more than six months after the date of the review meeting.
Apply for a jointly-funded clinician scientist fellowship
MRC collaborates with other funders to offer jointly-funded clinician scientist fellowship awards. As well as the prestige of having these organisations co-fund your award, you may also have opportunities to report on your project, present your work at meetings and take part in professional networking.
To apply for joint funding, you must include the joint funding form (Word, 65KB) as part of your cover letter.
Joint-funding does not alter the assessment process. We will offer all jointly-funded fellowships under standard MRC terms and conditions except where the co-funder has specified extra terms and conditions. If you apply for a jointly-funded award which is not available for any reason, we will automatically consider you for a standard MRC fellowship instead.
We are inviting applications for the following four jointly-funded clinician scientist fellowship schemes:
1. MRC/Motor Neurone Disease Association Lady Edith Wolfson Fellowships
These awards support clinicians who want to pursue research into the pathogenesis and treatment of motor neurone disease. The Motor Neurone Disease Association and MRC will co-fund successful applicants.
If you have any queries about this fellowship or your proposed research area, contact Dr Brian Dickie – firstname.lastname@example.org
2. MRC-Kidney Research UK Professor David Kerr Clinician Scientist Award
This award supports clinicians who have already achieved a higher degree and who want to continue their research into kidney disease. Kidney Research UK and MRC will co-fund successful applicants. The award will be offered in the 2020 and 2021 MRC clinician scientist funding rounds.
Successful applicants will also be able to attend Kidney Research UK’s annual fellows day and have access to workshops through automatic membership into the alumni programme.
For further information about this award, email Elaine Davies, Director of Research Operations – email@example.com
3. MRC/Versus Arthritis Fellowship
Versus Arthritis (VA) invests in breakthrough treatments, providing information and support for the 10 million people with arthritis in the UK. The organisation’s remit covers all conditions which affect the joints, bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis, supporting basic discovery research through to clinical and applied health research.
We welcome applications from clinicians whose research will make a positive and tangible change for people with musculoskeletal conditions. As a Versus Arthritis jointly-funded fellow, you will be invited to attend VA’s annual fellows day and have access to workshops for public and patient involvement and the communication of research to a wider audience.
You can find out more about this funding opportunity by emailing Versus Arthritis – firstname.lastname@example.org
4. MRC/Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Fellowship
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health trains and educates paediatricians throughout their careers to the highest professional standards, and promotes research and child health policy in the UK and worldwide. Its mission is to transform child health through knowledge, innovation and expertise, and its vision is a healthier future for children and young people across the world.
The Children’s Research Fund has been established to increase child health research capacity in the UK and to reverse the decline in the number of paediatric academics and researchers.
We welcome applications from clinicians and non-clinical academics in any area of child health research. As well as this jointly-funded clinician scientist fellowship opportunity, MRC also administers clinical research training fellowships and career development awards with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
For further information regarding the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, email – email@example.com
For more information on the application process, read the:
If you need further information, you can email us – firstname.lastname@example.org.