Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship

About this scheme

Key information

Career level
Post doc
Early career researcher
Health professional
Research area
All research areas
Preliminary submission
Final submission
Committee review
Funding period
5 years
Funding amount
Salaries and associated running expenses for the Fellow, one postdoctoral researcher and one research technician
This Fellowship offers excellent clinician scientists the opportunity to develop independence and leadership in their field of academic research.

Applications are considered from any area of our funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery.

You should have:

  • obtained a higher degree (MD/PhD) in a cancer-relevant research area.
  • obtained your CCT and hold consultant status.
  • previously undertaken a significant period of postdoctoral research, typically more than 3 years.

You should not have a tenured academic post at a higher education institute or research institute.

Fellowships must be hosted in a UK university or research institute. Short periods of research experience away from the host institution may be requested and must be fully justified. 

Funding support is provided for:

  • the candidate’s salary at the appropriate honorary consultant grade. 
  • the salary of one postdoctoral researcher, and one research assistant or technician
  • associated running expenses
  • relevant equipment costs

How to apply to this scheme

Application process

Applications for this scheme are considered once per year and the application process has three stages:

  1. Preliminary application: reviewed and shortlisted by the Clinical Careers Committee
  2. Full applications: shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application and attend an interview. Full applications are peer-reviewed by international experts. 
  3. Interview: shortlisted candidates will attend a 40 minute interview carried out by the Clinical Careers Committee.

The key dates for the upcoming Clinical Careers Committee meetings:


May 2016 Committee

November 2016 Committee

Preliminary application deadline

1 December 2015

23 May 2016

Preliminary shortlisting meeting


8 July 2016

Full application deadline

22 February 2016

22 August 2016

Interview dates

19-20 May 2016

2 November 2016


Before you begin your application

You must read the full application guidelines (PDF 816KB) and grant conditions before starting your application form.

All applications must be made through our electronic grants management system (eGMS).

rachael panizzo

Dr Rachael Panizzo

Research Funding Manager

Tel: +44 (0)20 3469 5331



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