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Clinician researcher training fellowships

Our clinician researcher training fellowships are 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 fellowships are invited annually.


The next deadline for clinician training fellowship applications will be confirmed soon.

Costs and duration

Clinician researcher training fellowships are offered for up to £250,000 over 3 years.

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 an MPhil or PhD.
  • 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:

Please note that funding for cohort studies is only available through a cohort study grant.

Projects with solid target validation and identified early-stage chemical leads, or  suitable for a hit-finding campaign, may be considered for the Parkinson’s UK Drug Discovery Programme.  Before making an application, please contact the team on [email protected] for more information.

Find out about our new 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 [email protected].

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

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