Nurse, AHP and Midwife Clinical Research Fellowships

Are you a nurse, Allied Healthcare Professional or midwife who wants to pursue a PhD? Apply to Barts Charity’s competitive fellowship scheme.

Message about COVID-19

With Barts Health NHS Trust on the front line of the response to the Covid-19 outbreak, and the School of Medicine and Dentistry working to Government advice in order to limit the spread of the virus, we appreciate that our grant holders, and those applying for funding, will be concerned by the impact of current situation on their projects.

We wish to reassure you that project delays because of the outbreak will have no bearing on your current Barts Charity funding. And we would like every member of our grants community to know that we will be supporting you as closely as possible while ensuring the utmost flexibility in how we deal with individual cases.

In addition, and in recognition of tireless efforts in exceptional circumstances, we have agreed with the Barts Health NHS Trust Executive to make funds available to support morale boosting and wellbeing.

We will be working with a central co-ordinator within each hospital who will help us manage these requests. For further details please contact

Scheme Details

Barts Charity is supporting nurses, midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs) to undertake a PHD, either 3 years full-time or up to 5 years part-time. The PhD must be completed at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) at Queen Mary University of London or City, University of London.

You can apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a trained nurse, midwife or AHP
  • You already hold an MA, MSc or have equivalent workplace research experience
  • You are planning to work on a clinical research project as part of your PhD

The scheme will fund PhD fees, salary and a £7000 budget per year for consumables and your primary supervisor must be based at Barts NHS Trust, Queen Mary or City, University of London.

We strongly advise you to liaise with your prospective supervisors during the writing of your application. Additionally, you must have your project endorsed in writing by the head of function at either Barts Health, Queen Mary or City, University of London at the time of submission.

Application process

Individuals wishing to undertake their studies at SMD (including those being supervised by Barts NHS Trust Staff) must submit their proposals for costing by the Queen Mary Joint Research Management Office (

This competitive scheme gives awards annually

Applicants should fill out the application form and upload a signed endorsement document with their application. Applications must be submitted by 5pm, 6th November 2020.

Please find advice for applicants, information on our assessment criteria and examples of previously funded projects here. Contact our Grants Team if you have any questions about your eligibility or the application process.

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