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Health Sciences postdoctoral fellowships


The Health Sciences Career Development Programme offers postdoctoral fellowships to outstanding Health Sciences graduates who have recently completed a degree at doctoral level.

These postdoctoral fellowships are usually available each year. In 2018 there will be two application rounds, two positions will be available in the May round, and we are expecting two positions will be available in the November round.

How to apply for a Health Sciences postdoctoral fellowship

Two Health Sciences Career Development Programme postdoctoral fellowships are available in our May 2018 funding round:

  1. Read the May 2018 guidelines (PDF 180 KB)
  2. Complete the May 2018 Application Form (Microsoft Word 83 KB)
  3. Read the postdoctoral fellow conditions of employment (PDF 80 KB)
  4. Apply via the Dean of the School, or HOD, where you wish to hold the fellowship
  5. Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 8 May 2018

Other postdoctoral fellowships

Health Sciences doctoral graduates can also apply for a Rutherford Foundation postdoctoral fellowship.

The Rutherford Foundation is a charitable trust set up to provide support for the spectrum of PhD education, to postdoctoral research, and early career development.

The following Rutherford Fellowships are available:

Other Postdoctoral Fellowships are available from charitable organisations such as:

Please contact your Research Adviser for full details.

Postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine is a research-active department, representing all major medical specialties and undertaking basic, clinical and applied research on a wide range of topics.