Please enter both an email address and a password.

Welcome to the RCS website. If you do not know your login details, please reset your password using the link below.

Account login

Need to reset your password?  Enter the email address which you used to register on this site (or your membership/contact number) and we'll email you a link to reset it. You must complete the process within 2hrs of receiving the link.

We've sent you an email

An email has been sent to Simply follow the link provided in the email to reset your password. If you can't find the email please check your junk or spam folder and add to your address book.

One-Year Surgical Research Fellowship


Would you like to spend one-year training in research?

Subscribing trainee members of the College in a training post, or trainees who have passed the MCQ papers and will sit the final MRCS examination at this College, are eligible to apply.

The research must be undertaken in the UK.

The fellowships cover salary, on-costs and some running expenses. Applicants may study any aspect of surgery or surgical care including basic science, diagnosis, treatment, surgical technology, logistics or audit. The main criteria for those interested in applying are to delineate important research questions, with an appropriate study design, which can be completed within the year of the fellowship. The research can also be self-contained or part of a wider research programme.

The supervisor plays a key role in helping with the writing and structure of the application, as well as offering support during the research year.

All applications are rigorously assessed by a panel of experts to ensure that the research, surgeon, supervisor and facilities are of a high standard, and that the proposed work will be valid, beneficial and original.

At the end of each period of research, the fellow is asked to submit an evaluation and a report along with details of publications and presentations.

To enable you to prepare, the question for Parts A, B and C can be viewed here


Apply Here

Financial agreement (previously known as Form D) must be sent to by the deadline 


To those of you applying - the process will be that your full application must be submitted by no later than 28 November 2019 (14:00).  These will then be assessed and in early March 2020 about 45 applicants will be shortlisted and invited to produce a poster at a viva over the 14 and 16 May 2020 in Germany at the BBraun HQ.

So please ensure before submitting an application that you are free to come to Germany over those dates.  The logistics, travel and accommodation arrangements will be finalised later in the year.


Further information


Further enquiries:

Louise Duncan
Research Department
Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE

Share this page: