For the year 2019 Entry-level Research Scholarships is now open. Applications may be made for the financial support of work that is already in progress or for a new project.

The aim of these awards is to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable candidates to be exposed to a research environment, or to obtain pilot data for bids for definitive funding.

The Wellbeing of Women is the charity dedicated to improving the health of women and babies across the UK. Every year we invest in medical research projects and allocate funds towards the training of specialist doctors, nurses and midwives. We fund basic science, clinical and translational research on all aspects of obstetrics, gynaecology, and midwifery or with a focus on women’s reproductive health. Studies in the area of gynaecology, urology and oncology are all appropriate to our funding.

Entry-Level Research Scholarships for International Students in UK Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: September 20, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: Entry-level Research Scholarships (ELS) grant for training in maternity services, basic science, clinical or translational research including explanatory and feasibility studies in one of the following three areas:
  1. Pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period
  2. Gynaecological Cancers
  3. General wellbeing surrounding women’s health issues
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarships are a maximum of £20,000 and are awarded, normally for up to one year, to contribute to salary and/or research costs. The research must be undertaken in the UK or Ireland.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK or Ireland

Eligibility for the Entry-Level Research Scholarships for International Students in UK: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants for an Entry-level Research Scholarship:

  • Would normally be new to the research discipline, and will not previously have been heavily involved in substantial or funded research projects.
  • Must be carrying out a research project related to women’s reproductive health.

Both the training and research project must be capable of being brought to a conclusion within the duration of the Scholarship.


The following restrictions apply to Entry-level Research Scholarships:

  • We do not pay indirect costs or NHS Service and Support Costs.
  • Charges for administration by University or NHS Authorities will not be met.
  • We do not cover University Fees
  • A Scholarship is not intended to fund PhDs – it is aimed at applicants who are pre-PhD.
  • Funds will not be released without evidence of ethical committee support.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure for Entry-Level Research Scholarships for International Students in UK: 

How to Apply: Please use the application form for a Wellbeing of Women Entry-level Research Scholarship, in font size 10-12 pt throughout.

Please save two copies of the application – one as a Word document and one as a fully signed PDF. Email both versions to Jeremy Barratt, Senior Research Manager, ( by the closing date. Electronic signatures are acceptable.
Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances so please obtain all necessary signatures as early as possible.
You will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours that your submission has been received. If you do not receive confirmation, please phone the Wellbeing of Women office on 020 3697 6350.
The points below relate to specific numbered sections of the application form and are to guide you through completing the form for the Entry-level Research Scholarship funding scheme. Please note that where references are made to UK institutions, applicants from Ireland should complete with reference to relevant equivalents.

Scholarship Link