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RCP / Rosetrees Trust Joint Research Fellowships

The Royal College of Physicians is partnering with the Rosetrees Trust to offer two 12-month joint research fellowships for junior doctors or new consultants.

RCP/Rosetrees Trust Joint Research Fellowships

The RCP/Rosetrees Trust Joint Research Fellowships will provide seed-corn funding for two junior doctors or new consultants to spent twelve months of protected time undertaking important, innovative research, developing research proposals and collecting pilot data in order to submit and obtain further funding for their projects. The work funded by the fellowships will ideally lead to an MD or PhD and subsequently a career in academic medicine.

Rosetrees Trust is a private charity committed to finding, funding and following the best medical research, advised by some of the UK’s leading scientists. Over the past 30 years Rosetrees has evolved from a grant-giving charity helping scientists test new ideas which will lead to new treatments in the future, to translational research into areas like heart, stroke and diabetes, with more immediate clinical benefits.

The RCP/Rosetrees Joint Research Fellowships will provide funding of £50,000 for trainees wishing to take a year out of clinical practice to undertake research in a UK institution. £45,000 is available for salary, with a further £5,000 to fund travel and project costs.


Applicants must be four or more years post-core medical training and members of the Royal College of Physicians to be eligible for consideration.

Applicants who are planning to work in institutions without biomedical research centres or on research topics that are not usually significantly funded are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to highly translational work that will see positive outcomes for patients within the next ten years.


The research project will be assessed on:

  • Contribution to furthering clinical science or improving healthcare through proposed research
  • Extent to which CV of applicant validates proposed travel and research
  • Significance of proposed subject matter in context of DH/NHS priorities and needs

Applications will be assessed by a panel comprised of experts from both the RCP and Rosetrees Trust.

How to apply

We have extended the deadline for applications. To apply, please complete the application form and submit with a copy of your CV and a list of academic publications in PDF format to fundingandawards@rcp.ac.uk by 11:59pm, Thursday 30 September 2021. Please do not send any additional information as the panel will only review your CV, application form and publication list.

The award is now closed.