Awarded to outstanding postdoctoral candidates from nursing or allied health professions, they are intended to enable you to embark on an independent career in academic stroke research.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship will allow you to hold research funds in your own name, and undertake an independent research project under the supervision of an established member of the stroke research community. It's a condition of the award that you seek to obtain further research funds during the tenure of the award, in order to consolidate and advance your career.

We specifically welcome applications from Nurses and Allied Health Professionals but those conducting applied research in the area of stroke will also be eligible. 

Please contact the Research Office if you are unsure of, or have any queries regarding, your eligibility for this award.


Three years full-time.

Fellowships may be taken up on a part-time, pro-rata basis but the minimum working hours would be equivalent to 0.6 WTE.


Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded on the recommendation of a panel made up of members of the Stroke Association’s Research Awards Pool using the system of expert peer review and a candidate interview. The next awards will be made in March 2018.


A maximum of £175,000 over three years.


5pm Wednesday 1 November 2017.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a panel interview on Wednesday 14 February 2018.

The Research Department will send out invitation letters for interview. Please hold the interview dates in your diary until we confirm if you have been shortlisted. You will receive a letter confirming this approximately two weeks before the interview date.

Awards will be made in March 2018.


Awards are available only at Universities, NHS Trusts, Statutory Social Care Organisations or other Research Institutions within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Please read our Guidance document and Conditions of Award before beginning an application.

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After you have logged in, please click on ‘Application Portal’ at the top of the page, then select which award you would like to start an application for from the 'Click here to start an application' search bar in the blue panel on this page.

We have launched our new online award management system at the same time as this funding call.

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