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Clinician researcher training fellowships

Our career development awards are aimed at supporting outstanding scientists undertaking research into Parkinson's.

Our clinician researcher training fellowship scheme is for qualified health and social care professionals who would like to train in research relevant to Parkinson's.

Awards are available on a full-time or part-time basis.

We are focused on finding new and better treatments for Parkinson's, and one day a cure. And we’re investing in big ideas that will speed up the research process, and deliver treatments to the people who need them faster.

We're also keen to fund research that improves quality of life in the shorter term -see our top 10 priority research areas for improving everyday life.

Applications for these career development awards are invited annually.


The next deadline for clinician training fellowship applications is Wednesday 7 December 2016 at 4pm.

Costs and duration

Clinician researcher training fellowships are offered for up to £250,000.

Awards for applicants with some prior research experience are limited to 3 years.

Up to 4 years of funding will be considered for applicants with no research experience.

This gives applicants the opportunity to gain expertise in research methods by studying for an MSc or MRes in the first year. The following 3 years would be used for a doctoral degree.

Funding can cover:

  • salary costs
  • a contribution towards research expenses
  • training opportunities such as attendance at relevant conferences or short courses

Awards are available on a full-time or part-time basis.


  • Applicants should be aiming to obtain a PhD, MPhil or MD.
  • Awards must be based in, or linked to, designated host research units, centres, institutes or departments with a good track record in training and research relevant to Parkinson's.
  • Supervisors should hold employment contracts that extend beyond the period of the grant.
  • Grants are tenable only at a UK university, research institution, NHS trust or statutory social care organisation.

Please read the following before completing an application:

  • The 'Information for Applicants' document is currently being updated and will be available shortly.
  • Policies affecting grants (including our research grants terms and conditions).

Find out about our latest research projects.

How to apply

Applications for all research grants must be made via our online application system.

For more information about application processes and deadlines, contact

Since 2013, we have had 25 applications and awarded 3 grants.

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