Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2021/22

The Royal Marsden Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship scheme is being funded by The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, as part of the Innovation and Education Grant. Applications for the Fellowships are now open. 

The awards will provide 'first-step funding' for nurses, allied health professionals, and pharmacists looking to begin their academic career. Applications from Black, Asian and ethnic minorities or LGBT+ staff, as well as colleagues with a disability, are welcome. 

The application form is available to download below. It must be sent to the appropriate Trust Finance team for approval by 8th November 2021, and then must be finally submitted to [email protected] by midday 29th November 2021.

Drop-in sessions for support with applications will be held via Teams on: 

You do not need to register to attend these sessions - click the links above to join. A member of the Finance team will be in attendance to advise on the financial aspect of the application. 

The key aim is to allow nurses, allied health professionals and pharmacists the opportunity to undertake up to 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time study to develop their research skills, CV and portfolio, and to produce the necessary data to springboard onto a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Fellowship application or other appropriate routes. 

Applicants are asked to identify an important research question that is aligned with the research and innovation ambitions within "Outstanding Together" (in The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Nursing, AHP and Pharmacy Strategy 2020-2024 and The Royal Marsden and Institute of Cancer Research Strategy 2016-2021). The research will make an impact on patient care within the Trust, surrounding communities, and the wider NHS. 

Be sure to read the information sheet via the link below, before starting your application.