PhD Fellowships for Health Professionals

Wellcome’s PhD Programmes for Health Professionals offer health professionals outstanding research training in supportive and inclusive research environments. Fellowships supported through these programmes aim to create knowledge, build research capability and train a diverse group of future leaders in clinical academia, within a positive research culture.

Scheme at a glance 

Lead applicant career stage:
Administering organisation location:
Funding amount:

Salary and research expenses covered

Funding duration:

3 years (full-time equivalent)

Not accepted

Key dates 

Individual programmes recruit PhD fellows annually. Please contact individual programmes for more information on recruitment cycles and the application process.

Eligibility and suitability 

What we offer 

How to apply 

More information 

Read more information on how we selected these programmes through our PhD Programmes for Health Professionals competition. This competition is closed to new applicants.

Our previously funded Clinical PhD Programmes are no longer recruiting new fellows.

Find out how we've worked with the funding community to develop principles and obligations setting out what we expect from those responsible for clinical academic training across the UK.


If you have a question about your application, contact the relevant university PhD programme.