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 Application Guidelines and FAQ

Application instructions for Research Fellowships

Before completing the application form, please read the notes below:

Applicants should read the terms and conditions of the relevant application. Submission of an application will be taken to imply acceptance of these regulations.

To be eligible applicants must be a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England or in the process of transferring membership here.

Applications for One Year and Joint Research Fellowships comprise of:

  1. Applicant form
  2. Confidential form to be completed by the present Head of Department
  3. Confidential form to be completed by the proposed Supervisor
  4. Finance Form – which will be requested if you are shortlisted to attend viva or interview.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring the relevant parties access and complete the application form and submit it all together by the deadline.

Application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.


I have held a Research Fellowship before, am I eligible to apply for another one?

Unfortunately not, once you have received a Fellowship from us you cannot apply for another Fellowship.

What if my Head of Department and Supervisor are the same person?

That person will then have to fill out both sections.

I am applying for membership/transferring my membership; do I need to have this in place before the closing date?

No, you can apply in parallel, as long as we can see that your membership application is in progress you are eligible to apply. Please email us to confirm this is happening.

My Head of Department/Supervisor did not receive an email to complete their section?

Ensure you have used the correct email address, and ask them to check their Junk Files as sometimes the generated email will go there. You are able to resend the request via your account portal.

My organisation isn't listed in the drop-down?

Please email and let us know. 

Accessing the application 

To access applications once logged in: click Application Portal and then use the tab on the left to navigate to 'My Applications' or 'Grants Available'

I can’t log in

If you think you already have an account but don’t have details, use the ‘forgotten password’ function to get your password emailed to you. (if you don’t receive this please check your Junk folder)

If your email is not recognised, or you have never applied to us before, register yourself as a new user.

If your account gets locked, please contact us.

I need to change my password

Once you have logged in, you will see a ‘My Account’ option in the left-hand navigation menu. Click on this and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.

I need to update my personal details

Once you have logged in, click on the 'My Contacts' tab. Here you can update your personal details.

The form will not submit

Please review the status of all sections of the application form on the summary page and ensure that all parts of the application form have been completed.

Contact the Research Department

If you have any problems accessing or completing the form, please contact the Research Department at

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