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Date: various

Venue: various (see list)

Applications for this fellowship have now closed.

The Research Visiting Fellowship provides hands-on experience delivered by eight leading experts in rheumatological research at recognised centres of excellence.

Up to £1000 is available per person to cover accommodation/travel expenses to the research centre.

On completion of the fellowship you will have increased your knowledge and been exposed to some of the following activities:

  • Specialist research clinics covering various rheumatological conditions

  • Electronic data collection from routine clinics providing data for research studies

  • Clinical trials experience and laboratory exposure in early phase studies

  • University research group, departmental and clinical fellow meetings

  • 1:1s with different principal investigators to learn about their research

  • Discussion of possible funding sources to support undertaking future research projects


  • Aberdeen: Musculoskeletal Research Collaboration, University of Aberdeen

  • Glasgow: Centre for Rheumatic Diseases, Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation College of Medical Veterinary Life Sciences, University of Glasgow

  • Keele: The Keele University and Haywood Academic Rheumatology Partnership, Staffordshire, Primary Care & Health Sciences

  • Leeds: Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds and NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust

  • Liverpool: Liverpool Health Partners, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Alder Hey Hospital, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Musculoskeletal Biology, University of Liverpool

  • Manchester: Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, The University of Manchester

  • Newcastle: Musculoskeletal Research Group, Newcastle University and the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Southampton: Musculoskeletal Research Unit & MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust & University of Southampton

Applications for other research centres will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please include as much information as possible on your application if you intend to do this.