Thomas Watts Eden paediatric fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians

Applications are invited for the Thomas Watts Eden paediatric fellowship, the purpose of which is to encourage the comprehensive study of health and disease in infancy and early childhood.

The fellowship

Ideally the award would enable doctors interested in neonatology and paediatric developments in infancy to acquire a new skill or experimental technique in a national or international laboratory, external to their base department, in order to allow the holder to return to their home unit and develop their research.

Applications would be considered from suitably qualified medical graduates in obstetrics, paediatrics and medicine in the UK wishing to visit a centre of excellence in the UK or study abroad for at least 1 month. The aim of the award will be to promote early research experience and training for academically able junior doctors, including integrated academic trainees.

Prolonged periods of study would be considered to contribute towards a period of research for up to a maximum of 3 years with a stipend awarded each year.

The maximum award for each fellowship will be £30,000.


To be eligible to apply for the fellowship you must be working in the UK and be a qualified collegiate member or fellow of one of the following organisations:

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

How to apply

Please note that applications for the fellowship have closed. 

For more information or to receive an alert when applications reopen, please contact the funding and awards administrator: