Bridging fellowships (UK arthritis)


The Bridging fellowships from Versus Arthritis support current Versus Arthritis fellowship holders who are in the final year of their fellowship for two additional years.

Applicants, affiliated with a U.K.-based research institute or university, must provide a strong case for why the additional financial support is needed. The current Versus Arthritis fellowships eligible for the scheme are:

  • Clinical Research Fellowships
  • Foundation Fellowships
  • Career Development Fellowships.

For up to 1 year of fellowship requests can receive maximum of 80,000 GBP for foundation and clinical research fellowship holders and 100,000 GBP for career development fellows. For up to 2 years of funding request, the host institution must contribute 50% of salary costs. A maximum of 100,000 GBP can be requested by foundation and clinical research fellows and 150,000 GBP for career development fellows. The funding can be used for the applicant’s salary, expenses(direct) and animal costs.

The fellowship has two cycles in a year. The next deadline for the applications closes on January 24, 2024.

Full application due:
January 24, 2024

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