SRUK-MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship

SRUK has an ongoing agreement with the Medical Research Council to co-fund successful applicants to the MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship scheme. 

This scheme allows registered healthcare professionals the opportunity to undertake a PhD or reacquire research skills relevant to scleroderma and Raynaud’s research.

The SRUK-MRC Clinical Training Research Fellowship gives registered healthcare professionals the opportunity to undertake a PhD or reacquire research skills that are relevant to Scleroderma and Raynaud’s research. If you’re a healthcare professional interested in kickstarting a career in Scleroderma research, or if you’re looking to transition into the field, the scheme opens for applications on 10th February 2024. The deadline for this round of the scheme is the 5th April 2024.

We will consider co-funding high quality applications relevant to any of the four key areas identified in our research strategy. This is a rolling programme with three opportunities to apply each year, with deadlines in January, April, and September. You can find the full details of the call, upcoming deadlines, as well as details on how to apply online, here.

Previous Funding

Through the scheme, SRUK have previously co-funded Nina Goldman, who is currently undertaking a PhD at the Royal Free Hospital which aims to develop a better understanding of how treatments work in Scleroderma-associated interstitial lung disease.

Speaking about the scheme, Nina told SRUK that “the fellowship from the MRC and SRUK allows doctors like me to develop research skills so we can run more clinical trials in the future. I’ve been given the space to think clearly about SSc-ILD and my research. I love knowing that I’m making an active difference: you can see treatments working, and I get to work out how!”

You can find out more about Nina's project and how the Fellowship has helped enable her research here.