Key features

Our Post-Doctoral, Post CCT Research Fellowship for doctors provides :

  • Two years (maximum, full time) bridging time to conduct clinical research
  • Consultant clinical academic salary (at the first threshold of the salary scale)
  • Research expenses


Our Imperial Post-Doctoral, Post-CCT Research Fellowship (IPPRF) award is funded jointly by the Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine and the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund. We recruit to the award annually and usually open for applications in November.  The purpose of the Fellowship is to draw on the research strengths of Imperial and attract early stage clinical academics finishing clinical training to work towards Clinician Scientist, Wellcome Trust or other externally funded clinical research mid-level awards.

We offer up to two opportunities offering two-year awards to talented individuals with a commitment to conducting research at Imperial College London who possess the potential to become leaders in academic medicine.  Applicants must be fully qualified Medical Doctors, have been awarded a PhD or MD and hold a CCT, or be within 12 months of obtaining CCT (or equivalent) at the time of application.

About the IPPRF Programme

How to apply

The Wellcome Trust ISSF/ Imperial Faculty of Medicine funded IPPRF programme is hugely successful, supporting a number of talented clinicians between 2016-2021.  Future funding for the scheme into 2022 and beyond is yet to be confirmed**

Subject to ongoing funding, recruitment to our IPPRF awards runs on an annual cycle, usually opening in November/December each year.

The IPPRF award application process comprises 2 stagesBefore submitting anything interested applicants should first approach the relevant department in the Faculty of Medicine to discuss their research interest and establish whether the department is able to support their application. 

Stage 1:  Applicants must gain support from the proposed ‘host’ Department in the Faculty of Medicine using the IPPRF Application form before finalising and submitting their applications to the Job Applicants section of the Imperial College London website

Stage 1: Departmental Deadline: TBA

*Applicants to contact FoM Depts to identify potential projects, get confirmation of support and InfoEd costings for including in IPPRF application form (before submitting formal ‘job’ application).  This the absolute latest date that applicants can approach departments, they are advised to do so as early as possible to give enough time for department approval.  See ‘Further information’ for guidance and Award application form template.

Stage 2:   Applicants must submit the signed/approved IPPRF application form, and upload their CV and completed Job Application via the Job Applicants section of the Imperial College London website

Stage 2: Application Deadline: TBA

* Applicants to submit finalised application documentation online via Imperial College London Job Applicant section to include:

1. Job Application form.  Applicants should apply online. The job reference will be available when the new recruitment round begins
2. CV (maximum 5 pages)                                                                                                                                                                                3. Completed and FoM Department approved IPPRF Application form (including Info Ed costings)

Further information for applicants

Job Description, Award Guidance notes and the Award Application Form  are provided below for information.

Eligibility: As a guide, please refer to the IPPRF Job Description for eligibility criteria:  IPPRF Job Description Nov 2020        

Research:  Please refer to the IPPRF award guidelines and IPPRF award application form for instructions on preparing and seeking approval for your proposed research.  Details from the 2021 round are provided as reference, but may be subject to change for any future recruitment round. 

IPPRF Application Guidelines Jan 2021

IPPRF Award App Form Jan 2021

Finalised Application forms, Award Forms and CVs must be submitted via the Imperial College Jobs portal.

For queries about the Fellowship please contact: cato@imperial.ac.uk


Departmental contacts

Departmental support

Applicants must gain support from the proposed ‘host’ Department in the Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine using the IPPRF Application form before finalising and submitting their applications. They should contact the relevant Departmental Research Manager and Head of Department to discuss their application as early as possible and by no later than the stated Stage 1 deadline.

Faculty of Medicine Department

Research Manager/Contact

Head of Department

Infectious Diseases

 Paula Kirby p.kirby@imperial.ac.uk

Prof Wendy Barclay

Immunology & Inflammation


Dr. Dania Grant-Serroukh                                    d.grant-serroukh@imperial.ac.uk


Prof Marina Botto

Brain Sciences

Paula Kirby  p.kirby@imperial.ac.uk

Prof Paul Matthews

Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Dr. Dania Grant-Serroukh                                d.grant-serroukh@imperial.ac.uk

Prof Mark Thursz

National Heart and Lung Institute

Alun Owen a.owen@imperial.ac.uk

Prof Edwin Chilvers

Surgery and Cancer

Rita Carvalho  r.carvalho@imperial.ac.uk

Prof George Hanna

Institute of Clinical Sciences

Peter Norsworthy p.norsworthy@imperial.ac.uk

Prof Dame Mandy Fisher

School of Public Health

Matt Heger m.heger@imperial.ac.uk 

Prof Deborah Ashby