Introduction to Research Fellowships
The term research fellowship can vary in what it entails. However, it usually means that a student/trainee takes a block of time out to pursue a research project(s) with a supervisor (usually 1 year). Typically, the student/trainee is funded for their living expenses +/- research costs, either by the department themselves, or by an external organisation. After completing a research fellowship, some trainees choose to apply for a higher degree such as a PhD.
Below, we have included a list of research fellowships that are funded by the department and advertised to external applicants. However, many departments may still accept research fellows but may not have enough funding, or may not advertise these opportunities. If you want to undertake a research fellowship with a department, it is worth getting in touch and exploring what opportunities are available.
There are many funding bodies offering trainees money to undertake a research fellowships. The major bodies in the UK include the Royal College and e.g. Cancer Research UK - each one has their own prerequisites for application. These will usually require you to find a supervisor/project first, and then subsequently apply for funding.
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List of formal Research Fellowships
Further Reading Links
British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR)
The BSIR has historically had a research fellowship award to fund 1 IR trainee to undertake 1 year of research. Link to the historic application is provided, but if you are interested, it's worth contacting BSIR to check if awards are available for the academic year that you are applying for.