Nurse, Midwife or AHP Clinical Research Fellowships
We support nurses, midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs) to undertake clinical research to complete a PhD.
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Level of funding: salary, PhD fees and up to £7000 per year for research costs

Duration of funding: 3 years full-time or up to 5 years part-time

Purpose: To support nurses, Midwives andAllied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs) to undertake clinical research as a part of a PhD

What we offer

The scheme will fund the Fellow’s salary, PhD fees and up to £7000 per year for research costs, for either 3 years full-time or up to 5 years part-time. 

Please see the Barts Charity Grants cost policy for more detail. 

Who can apply

You can apply if: 

  • You are a trained nurse, midwife or allied health professional (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 
  • You are (or plan to be) an employee of Barts Health NHS Trust, Queen Mary University of London or City, University of London for the duration of the Fellowship
  • You plan to register for a PhD at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London or City, University of London School of Health Sciences. 

Your Primary Supervisor must have a contract of employment at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London or City, University of London. The Primary Supervisor will act as Sponsor for the grant, if successful, and is responsible for the administration of the award. 

Additional supervisors/collaborators, based at any organisation, should be identified to support the work proposed in this application. All supervisors must provide the Fellow with guidance and support during the application process and the grant, if successful. 

How to apply

Our Funding and Impact team are here to work with you and can offer advice and support. We encourage you to contact us in advance if you have any queries. 

Contact the Funding and Impact team

Stage 1: Complete the online application form

Remember to save your application often and to attach all the necessary documents before submission.

The application must be costed and agreed by the Queen Mary  Joint Research Management Office (JRMO) or the City, University of London Research Support Manager. Please contact the relevant team well in advance of the submission date to allow enough time to provide your costing.

Stage 2: Your host organisation reviews your application and submits it to Barts Charity. 

Applications must be submitted to Barts Charity by 5pm on the day of the deadline. 

Funding decision and review 

Stage 1: Peer review
Your application will be sent for external written peer review from experts in your field. You can suggest and exclude potential reviewers on the application form. 

Stage 2: Shortlisting
The Nurse, Midwife and NMAP Fellowship Interview Panel will review your application, supported with the peer review reports, and decide whether to shortlist your application for interview. If invited, you will be given at least two weeks’ notice and we will send you anonymised comments from the external peer reviewers.  

Stage 3: Interview
The interviews will be conducted by the The Nurse, Midwife and NMAP Fellowship Interview Panel, who makes the final funding decision. 

Key dates

RoundDeadlineInterviews
2021/224 November 2021Early March 2022 
2022/231 September 2022 Early December 2022 
Barts Charity's new scheme is truly exciting as it enables us to offer clinical academic career opportunities for our nurses and AHPs which will benefit our patients for years to come, and attract the highest calibre staff to be part of this vision."

Julie Sanders

Director Clinical Research, Quality and Innovation, St Bartholomew’s Hospital

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