Nurse/AHP Clinical Research Fellowships

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

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 (JRMO) no later than Friday 4th October via the following email address:

This competitive scheme gives awards annually and the deadline for the next round of applications is Monday 4th November 2019.

Applicants should fill out the application form and upload a signed endorsement document with their application.

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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