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Whitney-Wood Scholarship

As a part of its ongoing commitment to patient-focused research, the RCP is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship programme. The Whitney-Wood Scholarships have been made possible through a generous bequest from Dorothy Whitney-Wood and aim to provide funding for research in the fields of health and medicine.

Each Whitney-Wood Scholarship will provide funding of up to £50,000 for salary and direct project costs. Each grant is envisioned as funding on a full-time or part-time basis. Up to four grants are awarded each year at the President’s discretion, subject to the number and quality of applications received.


Applications in all areas of health and medicine will be seriously considered, however applications for research around the understanding and management of cancer are especially encouraged. 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 research
  • Significance of proposed subject matter in the context of assessment criteria.

Applications will be assessed by the President of the Royal College of Physicians.

How to apply

This award is now closed to applications.

Please contact fundingandawards@rcplondon.ac.uk to be notified when applications for the award open in future.