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One-Year Surgical Research Fellowship

Applications now open.

Deadline for application submission is Thursday 24 February 2022 at 2pm.

For enquiries, email 

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.


The application consists of four parts. These all need to be completed and submitted together by the deadline.

PART A – To be completed by the applicant.

PART B – To be completed by the Head of Department.

PART C – To be completed by the Supervisor.

Financial agreement form – To be completed by the relevant Finance Administrative Officer.

All parts must be submitted together and in the subject line please include: Name / Specialty / Research Fellowship Application

Please email all parts (A/B/C/finance form) to (This is for application submission only, please do not email queries to this address).

You will receive an automated reply to acknowledge receipt. If you do not receive this please email research.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all parts are submitted together by the deadline.

Deadline: Thursday 24 February 2022 at 2pm

Applications after the deadline will not be accepted.

Further information

Further enquiries

Email or by calling Louise Duncan on 020 7869 6614.

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